FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2022
MICHAEL HENRY SLAMS LETITIA JAMES for PRAISING CRIMINAL WANTED in GUYANA for ‘INCITING TERRORISM,’ WHO HAS ALSO THREATENED NEW YORK SOUTH ASIAN & CARRIBEAN COMMUNITY WITH VIOLENCE
New York, NY — Attorney General candidate Michael Henry slammed Letitia James for cozying up to criminal wanted by the Guyanese government for “inciting public terrorism”” and “racism” and who has openly threatened local Indo-Guyanese businesses with violence.
“It is disgraceful that Letitia James would embrace a wanted criminal who calls for racial violence against ethnic minorities here in New York. Violence against political opponents has no place here. Period,” said Henry. “Letitia James should apologize – immediately – to the South Asian and Caribbean communities and all decent people here in New York for elevating and embracing someone who encourages violence on our streets.”
James embraced Rickford Burke as a “brother from another mother,” at a Brooklyn meeting this past weekend. Mr. Burke faces charges in Guyana of “inciting public terror” and “race hatred.” He is affiliated with the PNC, one of two political parties in Guyana.
Burke has organized rallies in New York, calling for violence and intimidation against Indian-American and Caribbean-American business owners in Queens. He has also called for violence in Guyana, and made racial slurs against the South Asian community in New York.
The PNC attempted to steal an election in 2020 and refused to concede for five months. The US, UK, EU, Canada and others intervened after the attempted fraud. The Guyana elections were certified by the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) – and every other Caribbean nation – after Burke’s party tried – for five months – to delay the certification and execute a failed coup.
Despite the international intervention, Letitia James advanced Burke’s claim that the Guyanese election was “rigged,” “stolen” and “racist,” told a Brooklyn audience that she would use her power as Attorney General to involve other Democrat Attorneys General to call on the Department of Justice and Biden Administration go after the duly elected Guyanese government.