Congressman Kevin Yoder made the following statement on the House floor today to address the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya and the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American diplomats.
"Just one day after the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States of America, sadly, the American flag flies at half staff today at the U.S. Capitol, once again, following the senseless and tragic attack against our U.S. consulate in Libya, which left four patriotic embassy workers laying dead. Among those murdered include American Ambassador Christopher Stevens, marking one of the rare moments in history where a U.S. Ambassador is killed representing our nation abroad.
This type of cowardly and brutal attack is an outrage, and those responsible should be swiftly brought to justice.
The service of Ambassador Stevens and three other embassy staff will not be forgotten, as their service represents everything our country stands for in promoting peace, democracy and liberty for all peoples across the globe.
God bless the brave men and women who serve our country everywhere, and God bless the United States."