“Despite the many challenges, such as postponements and protests, Nigerians once again exhibited their strong dedication to electoral and democratic processes and I applaud them for that.
“These emerging events are very concerning. Security forces will have greater powers and I am concerned that this could lead to increasing crackdown on civilians including more arrests, holding protesters in detention for longer without access to lawyers, and even deaths.
“This declaration has more to do with the President’s bruised ego than actually doing what is best for America. The author of The Art of The Deal couldn’t make a deal to build a wall. This is a fake solution to a fake crisis and we must stand firm in keeping the nation focused on the real issues impacting Americans.
REMARKS AS PREPARED:
I introduced H.R. 507, the “Put Trafficking Victims First Act,” with my colleague the gentlelady from Missouri, Ms. Wagner.
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Rep. Bass on the President's relationship with Bill O'Reilly.
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