Rep. Bass Statement On Seizure of Power In Mali
"I urge those responsible for the undemocratic seizure of power to return the country to a constitutional government. I recognize that the people of Mali have been in the streets protesting for months and there is a general sense of anger and frustration over the slow pace of political change and continuing insecurity throughout the country. However, a violent and unconstitutional change of government may increase instability in Mali. I urge the armed soldiers to release the president and other government officials taken prisoner and hope to see the country return to civil rule in accordance with Mali’s constitution."