Congressman Suozzi—new star in Irish firmament

Posted By: February 17, 2020


                     Gives his strong backing to McCord-Fr. McManus justice mission
                          Raymond McCord, Congressman Suozzi, Barbara Flaherty, and Fr. Sean McManus

CAPITOL HILL. Monday, February 17, 2020—One of the remarkable things about the Irish cause of justice and peace is that it has strong support in the United States Congress from Members of every ethnic background: Jewish-Americans, Italian -Americans, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, etc., etc.
A recent Press Release from the Irish National Caucus drew a parallel between the late, great Congressman Ben Gilman (R-NY), former Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the current Chairman, the great Congressman Eliot Engle (D-NY)—both with outstanding records on Ireland.
Today’s news release is compelled to draw another comparison: the late, great Congressman Mario Biaggi and the new Italian-American star in the Irish firmament—Congressman Thomas R. Suozzi (D-NY).
Congressman Suozzi, since 2017, has already shown strong leadership on the Irish issue. Last week he really went out of his way to meet the legendary victims’ campaigner, Raymond McCord, Sr., a Protestant/Unionist from Belfast. Mr. McCord’s son, Raymond, Jr., was brutally beaten to death in 1997 by Protestant paramilitaries. Because some of those involved in the murder were  police informers and British agents, the British government has covered up the murder—obstructing an Inquest since 1997 because apparently the British government fears the crime goes to the very top of their government and intelligence establishment.
Congressman Suozzi showed deep concern about the murder of young Raymond McCord, and pledged he would do everything he could to help. He stated he loved the theme of the McCord-Fr.McManus justice-mission: “Catholic priest and Protestant working together for justice.”
This is the third time the Irish National Caucus has brought Mr. McCord, Sr., to Capitol Hill from Belfast to expose the dreadful British government collusion that has taken place in Northern Ireland.
Mr. McCord, Sr. returned to Belfast on Sunday, February 16 after his week on Capitol Hill. He was deeply touched by the kindness, empathy, and solidarity of all who met him.