US Congressman Embarrasses Himself and District

US Congressman Embarrasses Himself and his
District by Praising Dictator Chavez

Sacramento, Calif. – Move America Forward, the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization publicly called a sitting U.S. Congressman ‘shameful’ after Representative Jose E. Serrano (D-NY) praised the late Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez on the day his death was announced by the government of Venezuela.

“Hugo Chavez was a leader that understood the needs of the poor. He was committed to empowering the powerless. R.I.P. Mr. President.” read, Rep. Serrano’s tweet, now famous on twitter.

“It is an outrage and shameful that a sitting U.S. Congressman would praise a foreign dictator like Hugo Chavez. Far from being a champion of freedom, Chavez was the chief progenitor of suffering and misery for millions of Venezuelans.” said Director of Communications, Danny Gonzalez.

“Hugo Chavez was a dictator who tried to take over the country by force of a coup before he ever considered using the democratic process. As dictator, Chavez stole wealth from those who produced it, creating egalitarianism in Venezuela by reducing everyone to poverty and squandering the country’s oil resources. Chavez nationalized every sector of the economy, crushing private industry and driving out entrepreneurs.”

“Most insulting of all, Chavez openly hated the United States and opposed any effort to spread freedom, democracy and free markets to Latin America. He was cozy with other anti-American dictators like Castro and Ahmadinejad. For Representative Serrano to praise a leader like Chavez is irresponsible and embarrassing to the citizens of New York he represents.” concluded Gonzalez.

To arrange an interview with MAF spokeswoman, Debbie Lee or MAF Communications Director, Danny Gonzalez, call (714) 926 – 6189 or e-mail

Move America Forward supports our troops and their missions in the war on terror. Move America Forward is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans and military families across the nation.

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