Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on Libya

October 20, 2011
Press Release

San Francisco - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the government of Libya announced the death of Moammar Qaddafi: 

“Today's news marks the next phase of Libya's march toward democracy.  After decades of tyrannical rule in Libya, the world is hopeful that the next generation of Libyan leaders will bring their country out of this dark chapter.  The strong action taken by the United States, led by President Obama, and NATO, the United Nations and the Arab League proves the power of the world community working together.

“The United States has and will continue to work with the Libyan people to achieve their aspirations for freedom, a democratic government and the rule of law.”