Today, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement on the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi:
I am outraged and saddened by the brutal murder of four courageous Americans in a cowardly, unconscionable attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Their families are in my thoughts and prayers.
These brave diplomats were patriots and professionals putting their lives on the line to advance American ideals and interests. This vital work is done daily by countless American diplomats abroad serving in every corner of the world.
In my visit to Libya earlier this year, I saw the vital work and accomplishments of such brave Americans, as well as the serious perils they constantly face. I support efforts to strengthen security for our representatives abroad.