Michelle O'Neill and Senator Charles Schumer

A Busy D.C. Day for Michelle O'Neill

Michelle O'Neill was here, there and everywhere in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.

And she was here, there and everywhere a day before British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was uo t much the same thing.

Among those that met with O'Neill was Senate Majority Leaders Charles Schumer.

Said Schumer in a statement: “I was pleased to meet today with Michelle O’Neill, First Minister-elect of Northern Ireland.

"I congratulated her and the members of Sinn Fein for another historic electoral victory last month and expressed my strong desire that all parties respect the will of the voters and get to business forming a power-sharing government ASAP to do the peoples’ business.

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“We spoke about my continued deep commitment to the Good Friday Agreement, which has done so much to foster peace, stability and shared progress for all communities, including the passage of my Senate resolution commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

"We also discussed my opposition to the so-called ‘Legacy’ legislation in the UK, which would undermine the rights of the victims of the Troubles.

"I look forward to working with First Minister-elect O’Neill, and all parties in Northern Ireland, to see the principles of the Good Friday Agreement be put back into practice and to build a better future for all communities.”

As well as meeting with U.S. officials and political leaders O'Neill also met with Irish American community leaders including members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.