Congressman Tim Ryan today issued the following statement in response to the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens:
"Ambassador Stevens' death is a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends today. It is premature to comment on the nature of the attacks that led to his death, but we can acknowledge and honor his patriotism and service to his country. This incident is a tragic reminder that the men and women who choose to serve their country in overseas posts take significant risks to their own safety. Ambassador Stevens should be remembered for his work--and honored for his sacrifice."