ONLY ON 8: Fortenberry recounts violent trip to Haitian president’s funeral

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry shared a harrowing account of his trip to Haiti with Channel 8, during which he was forced to evacuate a funeral due to gunfire.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — It’s a trip Jeff Fortenberry is unlikely to forget.

Fortenberry, who represents Nebraska’s First Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, was part of a delegation that traveled to Haiti to attend the funeral of the country’s assassinated president Jovenel Moïse earlier this month.

During the funeral, gunfire rang out and forced Fortenberry and the delegation to evacuate.

All members of the delegation returned home safely.

Fortenberry shared the story for the first time publicly with Channel 8.

You can watch the story in the video above.

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