Four Congressional Leaders Ask for New Haiti Envoy

The post has been unfilled for nearly a year.

Representatives Val Demings, Yvette Clarke, Ayanna Pressley, and Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick sent a letter to President Joe Biden this past week, urging him to name a new Special Envoy for Haiti. After the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise in July 2021, the previous Special Envoy resigned from his position, and the post has remained unfilled since then. The elected Haitian government fell and gang violence runs rampant to this day in the island’s capital of Port-au-Prince. 

“The lack of this critical touchpoint in the administration has undoubtedly undermined the administration’s efforts to support the Haitian people,” said the representatives in their letter. In response, President Biden’s administration said they are currently working on backing a “Haitian solution to the current political impasse.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and secretary of state as they consider individuals to nominate as envoy to Haiti.
  • For administration officials as they evaluate the best means to assist Haiti in the wake of its government chaos.
  • For members of the House to be discerning in their requests and recommendations to the president.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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