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Congressman Aderholt Statement on the Release of Pastor Andrew Brunson

October 12, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement after learning news that Pastor Andrew Brunson would be released from prison in Turkey.


“I’m so thankful for the release of American Pastor Andrew Brunson from prison in Turkey.  He was detained simply for practicing his Christian faith.  I’m also thankful that President Trump and his administration took unprecedented action to work for Brunson’s release.  The President made his release a top priority from the moment he took office.  And of course, above all else, I am thankful to God for Dr. Brunson’s release, health and safety.”


In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.


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