Hoyer Statement on International Action on Libya

For Immediate Release:

March 18, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after he and members of the Congressional leadership were briefed by President Obama regarding the situation in Libya:

“I am pleased the UN Security Council has taken action in the face of broad and lethal attacks on civilians by Gadhafi. The UN has rightfully authorized international action to preclude further bloodshed, and the Arab League has also called for action in light of Gadhafi’s threats and actions. The President has indicated that the U.S. will assist international efforts to protect civilians and end the violence. I support this action and have urged the Administration to take a supportive role in this effort. I firmly believe that our European allies and the members of the Arab League must take the leading role.”

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