Mike Hammer, Trump’s New Ambassador to Congo, Praises Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Denis Mukwege
President Donald Trump hasn’t commented on the new Nobel Peace Prize winners but his new ambassador to Congo has.
U.S. Ambassador Mike Hammer says in a Twitter post: “Congratulations Dr. Denis Mukwege! Looking forward to visiting Panzi Hospital and seeing firsthand your remarkable work against sexual violence and in support of survivors.”
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize is shared by Mukwege and Nadia Murad, an Iraqi woman who has become a global advocate for rape and torture victims — like herself — of Islamic State militants.
Berit Reiss-Andersen, chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said the panel wanted to “send a message” that those who use sexual violence against women “have to be prosecuted and held responsible.”