U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement today in response to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, and three others U.S. officials.
"The despicable attack on America's Consulate in Benghazi, Libya is a direct affront to America and the values of freedom and democracy that we hold true.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the families and colleagues of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith and the other personnel killed in Benghazi, Libya.
"America's diplomatic corps dedicate their lives to promoting America's values and interest abroad, spending time away from loved ones and knowingly put themselves in danger to serve their country. For that, as Americans, we owe them a debt of gratitude. We must -- and we will - bring those responsible swiftly to justice."