Watch Chen Guangcheng's Phone Call to Congress, Asking to Come to U.S.

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During a live U.S. congressional hearing Thursday afternoon, Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng made a dramatic telephone appeal to come to the United States.

" i want them to realize their promise", "I want to come to the U.S. to rest. I have not had a rest in 7 years," the blind dissident said.

His remarks were broadcast via the speaker on an iPhone held up to a microphone at the hearing.

"I'm concerned most right now with the safety of my mother and brothers. I really want to know what's going on with them."