Affleck has made nine trips to the Congo and hopes to travel there again soon. He praised the work of former President George W. Bush on African issues as well as the effort of Cindy McCain, wife of Republican Sen. John McCain.A serious man in a usually non-serious setting...
"Our Republican friends have perhaps been better on Africa than my party," said Affleck, a Democrat, who has occasionally toyed with running for office himself.
In his prepared testimony, he urged Congress to provide the funds for personnel and resources for the special envoy's office and to pressure President Barack Obama to engage directly with President Joseph Kabila, among other steps.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Mr. Alleck Goes To Washington
Ben Affleck testifies on Africa: