Deputy Secretary Of State Says Departing Haiti Envoy Wanted To Send In U.S. Troops
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman pushed back Thursday against scathing criticism from Daniel Foote, the administration’s special envoy for Haiti who resigned this week, saying that she disagreed with his proposal to send U.S. troops to the country, calling it “a bad idea.”
Foote resigned after two months on the job and in his resignation letter cited “inhumane” treatment of Haitian migrants at the U.S. Southern border.
In an interview with McClatchy, Sherman said that policy disagreements with Foote persisted throughout his tenure and that a central dispute was whether to send U.S. military troops into Haiti after the July 7 assassination of its president and a devastating earthquake.
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