Investigate Republican Threats to the ICC
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  2. N.Y.
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Investigate Republican Threats to the ICC

To: Rep. Tenney, Pres. Biden, Sen. Schumer, Sen. Gillibrand

From: A verified voter in Seneca Falls, NY

May 10

I am writing to express my deep concern regarding the recent actions of a group of Republican US senators who sent a threatening letter to International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan. The letter, dated April 24, 2024, threatened repercussions if the ICC were to issue arrest warrants against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials. As a constituent and a firm believer in the principles of justice and the rule of law, I find it deeply troubling that elected officials would seek to interfere with the independent operations of an international judicial body. The use of threats to intimidate and influence the actions of the ICC is unacceptable and undermines the integrity of the international justice system. I urge you to investigate the actions of the senators involved in sending this threatening letter and to hold them accountable for their misconduct. Threatening retaliation against the ICC and its officials is a clear violation of the principles of democracy and the rule of law. Elected officials should be held to the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct, and any attempts to undermine the independence of international institutions must be thoroughly investigated. Furthermore, I call on you to reaffirm your support for the independence of the ICC and to condemn any attempts to interfere with its work. The ICC plays a crucial role in holding individuals accountable for serious international crimes, and it is imperative that it be allowed to operate free from political interference and intimidation. Thank you for your attention to this matter. I trust that you will take the necessary steps to address this issue and uphold the principles of justice and the rule of law.

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