U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released this statement today regarding the murder of four Americans at the U.S. consulate yesterday in Libya:
"I am deeply saddened by the murder of four Americans killed in the horrific attack in Benghazi last night. These Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, worked tirelessly to promote U.S. interests and help the Libyan people navigate the difficult transition to democracy. They gave their lives in service of our nation and the cause of democracy. My thoughts and prayers are with their families."
"This violent attack and the events in Cairo serve as a grim reminder that the U.S. and our allies must remain vigilant as we seek to promote the cause of liberty against the forces of violence and extremism."