Press Release ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
October 20, 2011
Contact Info: 

Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following reports of the death of Moammar Gadhafi:

“The death of Moammar Gadhafi marks a new beginning for the Libyan people and an end to a dictator responsible for the loss of many American lives. I hope today’s developments signal a return to peace in Libya, and I join in encouraging the National Transitional Council to continue working with the international community to build free institutions and provide for the safety and well-being of its people. NATO’s coordinated response, in which the United States played a central role, was instrumental in preventing widespread violence against Libyan civilians and demonstrates the importance of working together with our overseas partners to address humanitarian and security threats.”