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Asm. Melendez and Members of the Assembly Republican Caucus Eschew Protest for Face-to-Face with Mexican President
Melendez and 19 of Her Colleagues Hand Delivered a Letter to the Mexican President Demanding the Release of Sgt. Tahmooressi
(Sacramento, CA) – Respected GOP Assemblymember and US Navy Veteran, Melissa Melendez chose to skip the protests outside the Capitol today, to instead hand deliver a demand, signed by 19 other legislators, that the Mexican Government release Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi.
“The spirit of this visit is how we can work together and achieve common sense solutions to our problems. A nice starting point would be to pardon and release Sgt. Tahmooressi who is being needlessly detained, contrary to his rights as an American citizen.” said Melendez. “I simply had a different opinion on what I felt would be most effective in achieving a speedy release of Sgt. Tahmooressi. I could have stood outside with the pickets and the cameras but I chose instead to demand the release of our Marine in person.” Continue reading