House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statement after attacks on Americans in Egypt and Libya.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed in these outrageous and unwarranted attacks on our fellow American citizens. They served this great nation with honor and courage," said Chairman Price. "In condemning this act of terror, we must also make clear to both our allies and our enemies that America will not tolerate acts of violence and terrorism that seek to disrupt the cause of freedom and to destroy lives. Now more than ever, America must show resolve and leadership both in our words and in our actions.
"Absent American leadership, the world will only become a far more dangerous place. At a time of great turmoil, we must reinforce our commitment to lead out front, not from behind. We must ensure we do all that we can to strengthen America's relationships with our allies, like Israel, so they know, and those who might question our resolve know, that America will do all that is necessary to protect our way of life and secure peace. That is the level of leadership needed to ensure our nation remains the most powerful force for the defense of liberty."