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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul (R-TX) along with the Republican members of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration, and International Economic Policy Representatives Mark Green (R-TN), August Pfluger (R-TX) and Maria Salazar (R-FL) have released the following statement in response to yesterday’s illegitimate elections in Nicaragua that paved the way for Daniel Ortega’s fourth consecutive term. 

“The so-called ‘elections’ that took place in Nicaragua on Sunday are illegitimate and Daniel Ortega’s victory must be widely rejected. Leading into this sham process, the regime led by Ortega and his wife and Vice President, imprisoned their political opponents, forcefully persecuted opposition parties and unlawfully jailed over 150 political prisoners. We urge the Biden Administration to rally our like-minded allies and partners and implement further targeted sanctions on regime officials and entities propping up the Ortega-Murillo family dictatorship. The United States unequivocally supports the democratic aspirations of the Nicaraguan people; their voices must be heard, and political prisoners released.”