It seems like there’s already a congressional caucus for just about every constituency.
But U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross is part of a group that’s launched a new one, dubbed the “Victims of Communism Caucus.”
“Communism is a threat to all humankind and to everyone’s freedoms,” the Polk County Republican says in a video announcing the formation of the new caucus.
The caucus is focused on “raising awareness of how communism victimized and enslaved more than 100 million people in the past and how its tyranny in the five existing communist countries (China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea and Vietnam) and its legacy in the post-Soviet sphere shapes international relations today,” Ross said in a press release.
The caucus includes Ross, GOP Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey, and Democratic U.S. Reps. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio and Dan Lipinski of Illinois.
“We should not be lulled into thinking that communism is no longer a threat to freedom in the world, given that many people still toil under its hateful, totalitarian rule,” Ross said in Tuesday’s press release. “Our caucus will ensure that we do not forget those victims who were forced to choose between their faith and the cruelty of a dictatorship. We must hold fast to the virtues of freedom.”