Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-1), a senior member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today released the following statement on the attack against the United States Consulate in Libya that killed four Americans:
"Last night, four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens who grew up in my district, lost their lives in a senseless, coldblooded and violent attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. The families of those we lost are in our thoughts and prayers. And those responsible will be brought to justice.
"Now is not the time for politics or politically provocative language. Now is a time to honor these brave Americans and ensure that all American diplomats serving the United States are safe, and their mission of international peace and partnership is continued."