Female members of the CBC speak at the Nigerian Embassy, demanding the rescue of the abducted schoolgirls. Reps. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Barbara Lee and Karen Bass (both D-Calif.), joined their voices to protests demanding that the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls be returned safely.
The four women, all members of the Congressional Black Caucus, were joined by Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) as they held a press conference outside the Nigerian embassy on Wednesday.
“We are anguished as mothers, grandmothers and lovers of children that this is what the children, the girls in Nigeria are worth,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said while holding up $12 USD, the amount of money the girls are said to have been sold for by their kidnappers. “And so our first command and demand is to use all resources to bring the terrorist thugs to justice.”