Congressman Steven Palazzo, Mississippi's Fourth Congressional District Representative, today issued the following statement in response to the attacks on U.S. Embassies in Egypt and Libya, resulting in the killing of Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens and three other American citizens:
"Like many Americans, I am angered and grieved at news of yesterday's attacks and the loss of four American lives. This is no small matter. We will be watching closely for an appropriate response from the governments of Libya and Egypt to curb this civil unrest, provide adequate security, and bring those responsible for these deaths to swift justice."
Palazzo, who chairs the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee, opened a hearing this morning by acknowledging the attacks and asking for a moment of silence to pray for the victims and their families.