United States Congressman, Hakeem Jeffries who chairs the Democratic Caucus for the US House of Representatives has once again called out the Guyana Government over what he sees as the ‘mistreatment’ of a certain section of the Guyanese population.
Delivering remarks at the Guyana Day Church Service in New York this past weekend, Congressman Jeffries said the US will continue to stand firmly behind Guyanese in the US but in particular those living in Guyana.
“We will continue to stand strongly behind Guyanese Americans, the SDA community, and certainly the folks back home in Guyana living right now in very difficult circumstances. A government that has consistently not treated everyone consistent with the principles of equal protection under the law,” the Congressman said.
Last year, the congressman joined a Guyanese rally in New York and launched a blistering attack on the PPP government, calling the government out for alleged acts of racism.
The Government responded by saying it was disappointed that the Congressman had allowed himself to be negatively influenced by individuals who are adamant about destroying Guyana by instigating violence and division amongst Guyanese.
This past weekend, the US Congressman reiterated his statements.
“And we are not going to tolerate racism here, we are not going to tolerate racism down in Guyana either and we will do all we can to get things moving in a fairer, more equitable digression,” he noted.
Last year the PPP called on the Congressman “to desist from joining with these individuals in creating chaos in our communities at home and in the Diaspora,” and said that it is working in the interest of all Guyanese.