U.S. Rep Diana DeGette (CO-1) issued the following statement in response to the attacks that claimed the lives of four American personnel in Libya, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens:
"I am profoundly saddened by the unwarranted violence that killed four Americans in Libya. My thoughts and prayers are with Ambassador Stevens' family, as well as the loved ones of the three other Americans killed in this horrific attack against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
"As we mourn the loss of these courageous individuals, we also honor their sacrifice. They were deeply committed to furthering democracy and stability and Libya, and had tirelessly exhibited and supported the values that our country holds most dear.
"The assault of our diplomatic post in Libya, along with the recent protest at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo reminds us to pay tribute to the many Foreign Service officers and diplomats who risk their lives to serve America across the world."