(PresidentialWire.com)- President Joe Biden revealed on Thursday that he has no plans to deploy American troops to Haiti in response to the shock assassination of the nation’s President Jovenel Moise.
He probably doesn’t want to be known for starting a new foreign conflict at a time when he’s trying to take credit for ending the war in Afghanistan…
During a press conference, the president said that the United States will only send Marines to the American embassy in Haiti to ensure that officials working there are safe and “nothing is out of whack.”
Well, that’s one way of putting it.
Biden said that the idea of sending troops to Haiti is “not on the agenda” right now.
He made the comments during a joint appearance with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. You can watch him make the remarks in the clip below.
President Joe Biden appeared to rule out the possibility of sending U.S. troops to Haiti to stabilize the Caribbean nation following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise https://t.co/Du8hzjPILJ pic.twitter.com/owIZR768Hw
— Reuters (@Reuters) July 16, 2021
Last Sunday, U.S. officials from the Departments of State and Homeland Security traveled to Haiti to assist with investigating the assassination of the Haitian president and to work with officials at the American embassy.
The country is now dealing with a serious power vacuum. Dozens of people are believed to have been involved in the assassination, and it has left the country wondering who will remain in control. It remains unclear what actions will be taken next by the Haitian government and whether the government will be accepted as legitimate by the Haitian people.
No information has been released yet about the financing and organization of the assassination, but rumors suggest that some of the men behind the attack were trained by the U.S. military.