Congresswoman Duckworth’s Statement on Cancellation of Delegation to Paralympic Games in Sochi

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 4, 2014.  Yesterday, the White House announced that it will not send its delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) released the following statement. 

“As a member of Congress, it is my first priority to ensure the safety of my constituents and all Americans. I remain appalled by the immoral and illegal actions of the Russian government and believe that there must be consequences for its behavior. The international community must stand together to support the sovereignty of the Ukraine and end the suffering of its people.”

“The Paralympic Games are an inspiration to millions of disabled people around the globe and it is tragic that the reckless actions of the Russian government are jeopardizing them. Still, these brave Paralympians have shown tremendous perseverance throughout their entire lives and I know they will make all Americans proud in Sochi.

Source: duckworth.house.gov