Members of Indiana’s congressional delegation issued statements Wednesday condemning the protesters who killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
“The senseless murder of our Ambassador to Libya, along with other Americans serving our diplomatic mission, is a stark reminder that our war against radical Islamic terrorists is ongoing,” Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., said in a statement.
“It is no coincidence that this attack as well as the attack on our embassy in Egypt occurred on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11,” said Coats, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a former ambassador to Germany. “I am shocked to learn that the Libyan Deputy Interior Minister would place the blame on Americans for this attack. Our country will not tolerate these outrageous attacks on our people and the international diplomatic community."
Rep. Mike Pence, R-6th, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and a candidate for governor, said in a statement the attack “is an assault on America and freedom and I condemn this despicable act of violence in the strongest possible terms.”
Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, said in a statement: “Unlike their attackers, these Americans were motivated not by hate but by compassion and duty. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families who have lost loved ones.”