Rep. Ilhan Omar, other lawmakers seek US boycott of G20 summit in Saudi Arabia
Added 10-22-20 12:29:02am EST - “A group of 45 Democratic lawmakers Wednesday called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to withdraw the U.S. from the G20 summit next month in Saudi Arabia unless the kingdom promises reforms on a long list of human rights abuses.” - Foxnews.com
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A group of 45 Democratic lawmakers Wednesday called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to withdraw the U.S. from the G20 summit next month in Saudi Arabia unless the kingdom promises reforms on a long list of human rights abuses.
"I could not think of a worse selection to host the G20 summit," Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said at a news conference announcing the letter to Pompeo urging the boycott. "Saudi Arabia's government stands in stark contrast with every ideal we claim to uphold as Americans. It's an absolute monarchy without any form of democratic representation. It consistently violates women's rights and kills innocent people, including its own citizens."
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks at a virtual news conference Oct. 21, 2020, to urge the U.S. to withdraw from the G20 summit in Saudi Arabia next month unless the kingdom makes dramatic changes to human rights abuses and frees women's rights activists from prison.
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