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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Reps. Bass Statement On Failed Coup In Gabon

January 7, 2019
Press Release
WASHINGTON – Early Monday morning, reports emerged that there was a failed coup d’état in the Central African country of Gabon. According to those reports, soldiers took control of the national radio station and issued a statement claiming the nation was under their control. Within hours, a government spokesperson announced that the situation was resolved and the leaders of the attempted coup had been arrested.

Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat serving on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement:

“I strongly condemn the coup attempt in Gabon. The rule of law must be respected and any transition must be in line with the country’s constitution.”