By Mike Soraghan - 08/11/09 05:04 PM EDT
"We are … increasingly concerned by the many reports of flagrant human rights violations that are being committed under the current de facto regime," said a letter to the president, which was signed by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and 16 fellow members of the caucus.
"It is this increasingly alarming situation that compels us to urge you to take further action," the letter said.
Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was overthrown June 28 by the military. Obama has repeatedly called for Zelaya's return to power, but the president also said Latin American critics calling on him to do more are hypocritical.
At a press conference Monday in Guadalajara, Mexico, with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Obama said that those criticizing the U.S. for not intervening enough are the same people who say, "Yankees, go home."
"You can't have it both ways," Obama said.