George just released the following statement condeming the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya:
I join President Obama and my colleagues in Congress in expressing heartfelt sadness over the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, and two other Americans in a violent attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya and in condemning this attack in the strongest possible terms. My prayers are for the families and friends of each of those who were killed in this reprehensible attack. This tragedy is a reminder of the enormous risks Americans serving our country take every day in the effort to advance justice and Democracy overseas. Let's be clear -- there is no justification whatsoever for these attacks. Now is the time for all Americans to demonstrate our unity in opposing attacks on our diplomatic staff and in working together to protect them. And I urge people in this country and abroad to join in rejecting senseless violence and hatred and to instead pursue their goals through peaceful means.