JERSEY CITY, N.J. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse:
“I condemn the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse and extend my deep condolences to his family and the people of Haiti in this difficult moment. My thoughts are with First Lady Martine Moïse as she recovers from this horrific attack.
“There is no place in democratic societies for a barbaric crime of this nature. In recent months, the Haitian people have suffered repeated setbacks to their security and the weakening of democratic governance. As the country grapples with the aftermath of this attack, the Haitian people deserve the opportunity to determine their future in a democratic election that is deemed credible by all sides and meets acceptable international standards.
“It is time for the United States and the international community to support an inclusive political dialogue among democratic actors in Haiti, and take steps to support peace, security, and stability in the country.”