Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa

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Grassley on the Belarus Election

Sep 16, 2020
Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
On the Belarus Election
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
 
Since Alexander Lukashenko came to power in Belarus in 1994, he has consolidated power and suppressed democratic opposition.
 
So, the fact that the August presidential election was a sham and he was once again declared the winner by a highly implausible margin was not a surprise.
 
However, this time, the Belarussian people have had enough. This time, brutal crackdowns by security forces have not crushed grassroots demands for democracy.
 
The quest for liberty is embedded in the DNA of our Republic, so Americans naturally watch with interest as the people of Belarus continue to demand their God-given rights.
 
The American people stand with the people of Belarus.

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