King: “Guatemala is right to reject the CICIG.”
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King issues this statement commending President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala for his decision to allow the mandate for the CICIG (Comision Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala/International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala) to expire in September of 2019. CICIG, a United Nations creation, is a controversial organization whose actions within Guatemala have long been criticized as being overtly political and an affront to the sovereignty of Guatemalans.
“Guatemala is right to reject the CICIG,” said King. “Simply put, CICIG’s politicized actions to date have left it compromised and with no moral standing to pursue its claimed mission within Guatemala as an advocate for the unbiased Rule of Law. President Morales understands the importance of establishing and maintaining a political system that respects the right of the Guatemalan people to choose leaders that reflect Guatemala’s values instead of the values of transnational organizations. Ending the presence in his country of a discredited entity like CICIG is a good step.”