WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today released the following statement on the attacks against the U.S. embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi, Libya that claimed the lives of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.
“I am saddened and outraged by the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and the unprovoked attacks on our citizens abroad. These diplomats put their lives on the line trying to make the world a safer place for liberty and democracy. My thoughts and prayers are with their loved ones and our diplomats still in the region during this difficult time. This tragedy marks a significant loss for the United States and is a blow for a peaceful Libya.
“Those responsible for these egregious acts of murder must see justice. U.S. consulates and embassies around the world serve as beacons of hope and liberation for those seeking freedom from oppression. These abhorrent attacks will not change our values or beliefs, and they will not deter America from our commitment to freedom in all forms.”