Chairman Crowley Statement on the Passing of General Jim Cullen

December 11, 2017
Press Release

(Queens, N.Y.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the passing of General Jim Cullen, the former President of Friends of Sinn Fein:

“Jim was a proud leader in the United States Army and a dedicated advocate for justice and fairness for those suffering in the North of Ireland. For decades, he defended the rights of those seeking change in the North and worked to shine a light on injustices carried out against innocent victims. Ireland knows greater peace because of Jim’s efforts.

“Jim’s leadership went beyond the North, as he became a leading voice for human rights here and abroad. He will be sorely missed by those who had the privilege of calling Jim a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his partner Catherine and his whole family at this time.”