REP. MARÍA ELVIRA SALAZAR CONDEMNS THE NICARAGUAN REGIME ON THE FLOOR OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar (FL-27) condemned the Ortega regime in a speech on the Floor of the United States House of Representatives and called on our international partners to sanction his daughter, Camila Ortega Murillo, who was recently sanctioned by the United States for corruption.
The brutal Ortega regime has embarked on a violent crackdown that has led to the arrest of four major opposition candidates, the suppression of independent media outlets, and the silencing of any and every dissenting voice. This is part of Ortega's pathetic plot to steal the upcoming presidential election scheduled for November 7, 2021.
Video of Salazar's remarks can be foundHEREand a transcript of Congresswoman Salazar's floor speech can be found below:
"I SEEK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR 1 MINUTE AND REVISE & EXTEND MY REMARKS AS NECESSARY.
"THANK YOU. MR SPEAKER, LATIN AMERICA’S DICTATORS EXPLOIT THEIR CHILDREN…
JUST LIKE THEY EXPLOIT THEIR OWN PEOPLE.
"THE BEST EXAMPLE IS NICARAGUA’S DICTATOR: DANIEL ORTEGA.
"ORTEGA LEADS HIS CORRUPT OPPRESSIVE, DICTATORIAL REGIME ALONG WITH HIS WIFE AND VICE PRESIDENT, ROSARIO MURILLO.
"THEIR DAUGHTER, CAMILA ORTEGA, HAS DILAPIDATED MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM THE NICARAGUAN PEOPLE.
"WHILE HER MOTHER AND FATHER CONTINUE OPPRESSING ANYONE WHO OPPOSES THEM.
"10 DAYS AGO, THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT BLACKLISTED CAMILA ORTEGA FOR CORRUPTION.
"SHE IS OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED.
"HER BANK ACCOUNTS ARE FROZEN.
"NO ONE CAN TO DO BUSINESS WITH HER AT THIS HOUR.
"SHE WILL NO LONGER LAVISHLY SPEND THE PEOPLE'S MONEY IN THE STREETS OF MIAMI — IN MY DISTRICT— WHERE I REPRESENT THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF NICARAGUAN EXILES WHO FLED HER FATHER’S REGIME AND HIS OPPRESSION.
"AND FROM THE FLOOR OF THE U.S. CONGRESS, FROM THIS FLOOR…
"WE ASK THE EUROPEAN UNION AND CANADA TO JOIN AMERICA IN HOLDING CAMILA ORTEGA ACCOUNTABLE.
"ORTEGA WANTS TO STEAL THE UPCOMING LECTION BY JAILING ANYONE WHO OPPOSSES HIM.
"BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE, HE AND HIS FAMILY WILL PAY FOR THESE ATROCITIES."
Congresswoman Salazar represents Florida's beautiful 27th Congressional district which includes most of the City of Miami, its suburbs, and the beaches. She currently serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs, including the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
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