Congressman John Fleming, M.D., released the following statement on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:
"Like most Americans I was starting my workday on the morning of 9/11 when terrorists launched their deadly attacks on our country. Their evil acts killed nearly 3,000 people and devastated thousands of families for years to come. The terrorism of 9/11 also deepened our resolve to confront and root out terrorists who are bent on our destruction. Our military, intelligence, and national security communities have done an extraordinary job of protecting our homeland since 9/11.
"Today also marks the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other brave Americans. Sadly, we have learned that we were ill-prepared for that assault. As we did after the tragic events of 9/11/01, we must continue to investigate and to leave no questions unanswered about Benghazi so that we are better able to thwart future terrorism and protect American lives here at home and on foreign soil. "