Schiff responds to Kadafi's death; says Libya 'must draft a new constitution'

In light of reports of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi’s death, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released a statement Thursday calling the news “an end to the first chapter of another popular revolution.”

“Now the Libyan people and their new government must begin the hard work of reconciliation and unifying the armed forces and police under civilian control,” he said. “They must draft a new constitution and begin the process of electing a government that will be representative of its people for the first time in decades."

While how Kadafi died is still being confirmed, President Barack Obama applauded Libya for its efforts in ending the leader's regime and said that the American mission will end in the near future, reported the Los Angeles Times.


Moammar Kadafi dead: Libya strongman cast shadow across Mideast

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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Photo: Congressman Adam Schiff speaks to the crowd at the Pasadena Hilton in Pasadena on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Credit: Tim Berger/Staff Photographer.

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