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Congressman Jim Costa

Representing the 16th District of California

Costa Statement on Reported Death of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Oct 19, 2018
Press Release

Fresno, CA – Today, Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) issued the following statement on the reported death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi:

“I am appalled by the reports that Saudi officials were involved in the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and Saudi dissident. As we learn more details of Khashoggi’s disappearance, the U.S. must send a clear message that we will not condone such reprehensible behavior that goes against our American values. We must carefully examine both the facts surrounding Khashoggi’s disappearance as well as our relationship with Saudi Arabia, and I call on the President to take strong action in unwavering defense of our values. If the President will not stand up to Saudi Arabia, then we in Congress must stand strong for our nation, our values, and journalists throughout the world.”