Rep. Burchett statement on military coup in Burma

February 2, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 2, 2021) – Unrest continues to grip Burma after the nation’s military seized control of the government and took political prisoners. U.S. Representative and House Foreign Affairs Committee member Tim Burchett (TN-02) released the following statement regarding the ongoing situation in Burma:

“This military coup is a significant setback in Burma’s struggle for a free and fair society. Military rule and the imprisonment of political opponents flies directly in the face of the democratic values we cherish. I’m prepared to work with the Biden administration and my colleagues on the Foreign Affairs Committee to stand up for democracy in Burma.”