A leading human rights advocate in Congress is calling on the Obama administration to enlist former President George W. Bush to help broker an end to the violence in South Sudan.

Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urging the State Department to seek the help of the former president, citing his work in the region.

“It’s been said that politics stops at the water’s edge,” Wolf wrote. “While perhaps not always the case, I would hope that this administration, despite its past differences with Bush administration, would recognize the wisdom of inviting former President Bush and key members of his team who forged lasting relationships with the leadership of South Sudan to engage in high-level diplomacy with the various actors involved in the current crisis and to do so with the full support and blessing of the U.S. Department of State and the White House.”

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