House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement as Captive Nations Week get underway, which President Donald Trump proclaimed is July 15-21, 2018.
“America is the greatest experiment in self-governance the world has ever known, and we stand as a beacon of hope for liberty, justice, and the rule of law. Every day we must cherish our God-given rights for freedom because we know that it can be fragile. This week, as we recognize Captive Nations Week, we stand in solidarity with people who suffer under corrupt and violent rule like those living in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Cuba. It’s vital that as a nation we never give up in keeping liberty alive because those oppressed long to be free.”