Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after Libya's Moammar Qaddafi exhibited his willingness to attack his own people:
"The escalation of lethal force by the Libyan government this week -- including air strikes on peaceful protesters -- is beyond appalling. Qaddafi's willingness to attack his own people shows how little regard he has for his countrymen, and how desperately he will cling to power. If he continues such actions, the United Nations Security Council and NATO must consider the imperative of closing off Libyan airspace to prevent further atrocities. The United States stands with the Libyan people and others across the region seeking greater personal and economic freedom, as well as an end to corruption."