October 20, 2011

Manchin Statement On Gadhafi Death

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding Moammar Gadhafi’s death. 

“Today is a historic moment for the Libyan people, and now is the moment for the people of Libya to take control of their own destiny and embrace a new peaceful future as a democratic state,” Senator Manchin said. “I have always been concerned about the costs of the United States getting involved in foreign conflicts, especially spending taxpayer money and sending our troops abroad. Libya is no exception. Looking forward, I urge President Obama and this Congress to remember that at this critical time we need to spend our money on rebuilding America, not any other nation. 

“I still urge Libya’s Transitional National Council to repay the $1 billion our taxpayers have spent, whether it’s with the estimated $170 billion in assets they have now or through future proceeds as they restart their vast oil industry – estimated to be worth $50 billion a year at today’s prices.”