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Ben Affleck

Heads to Capitol Hill --

The Congo Needs Our Help!

12/19/2012 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Ben Affleck -- famous actor, director and screenwriter -- is now adding congressional testifier to his resume ... 'cause the "Argo" star just hit Capitol Hill to ask for U.S. intervention in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Affleck addressed the House Armed Services Committee on the security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo this morning, claiming militant rebel groups have destabilized the country for long enough ... and it's time the U.S. put an end to the violence once and for all.

Why is Affleck qualified to talk about the Congo problems? Well, he happens to be the founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, a humanitarian group that provides funding for local leaders and organizations in the eastern Congo.

Fancy that.

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61.

Sarah     

How about we worry about our own for a while lord knows we need help.All these actors lovemaking money off us but heaven forbid they help their own.

492 days ago
62.

Tony    

He sounds like a 5th grader giving a report in front of his class. Time is money Ben...so you are taking from tax payers. Funny how he gets paid multi-millions of dollars to memorize movie scripts yet he can't seem to be able to speak passionately about this cause he represents. Stop wasting Congress' time . Go back to Boston and figure out how you and your wifey are going to spend the over $100 million you have in the bank.

492 days ago
63.

Bagman    

American needs our help more asshat

492 days ago
64.

freaksloan    

One again we need to help because they are BLACK, but when they are not BLACK we have no business sticking out nose it.

492 days ago
65.

g is the name    

Ben, now I know this fiscal crisis wont affect YOUR family, but what about the 98% of America that it will affect. Charity should begin at home for a change. Sorry to sound selfish but look where all our foreign aiding has gotten us.

492 days ago
66.

Duke Steele    

I can't wait for Kim Douchebagian to add her two cents to this. I'm sure it will be very insightful and stuff.

492 days ago
67.

Kathy    

Ben, Your picture Argo was the best movie I ever seen. It keeps you on the edge on the your seat. Hope you win all the awards for it.

492 days ago
68.

cyn.hatmaker    

The Congo my arse!!!

There's folks here starving...families begging for work.
YOU START IN YOUR BACKYARD FIRST!

Come on Ben, you were raised better than this! (allegedly)

492 days ago
69.

Sylar    

This Fu@king Idiot have some nerve! You are worried about stopping violence in the Congo? Give me a Fu@king Break! Umm.. Are you not aware of the MASS MURDER of 20 CHILDREN that just happened a few days ago? What about testifying to Stop Violence Right Here in the US?

Oh.. Of course you won't.. Because it WASN'T ONE OF YOUR KIDS THAT WAS MURDERD IN COLD BLOOD!!

Your either a complete Idiot or a Heartless Bastard!

492 days ago
70.

en Todo Momento!!    

sorry, but you can't just go n use your hollywood creds to make yourself a big name in POLITICS!! daangg this makes ronald regan look like a freakin political pro. open a gay bar or something! geeze.

492 days ago
71.

Sally    

He needs let that country settle its own problems and concentrate on what is going on the good old USA - you know the country thatt pays his salary?

492 days ago
72.

Seldombinlaid    

How can we help others when this president isn't smart enough to put protection in place for our children? Instead he plays oppurtunist, and goes after guns. How does that help our children? It doesn't. He's an idiot.

492 days ago
73.

pattycake    

idiot.. F* CK the Congo... he should go in his own damn city..it needs help...such drama...

492 days ago
74.

spliffsmommy    

when the hell are these ''hollywood heroes'' going to help america and americans? theres kids who sleep in cars with their parents,hungry people,mentally ill people,thugs who need reforming,etc etc...

492 days ago
75.

really?    

Your own effing country needs help! Why dont you help here first?

492 days ago
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