Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) issued the following statement ahead of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:
"We will never forget the thousands of innocent people killed ten years ago. On that tragic morning, the nation stared in disbelief as fellow Americans lost their lives in burning towers, government offices, and a Pennsylvania field. Each one was a mother, father, daughter, or son. Each left behind loved ones who grieved and continue to grieve for their unspeakable losses.
"Even as time has passed, the scars remain, and they remind us of the challenges we face. The idea of America--liberty, tolerance, and equality before the law--is a threat to practitioners of repression around the world. As we mourn the tragedy of that day, let us honor the memory of those lost by recommitting ourselves to America's first principles and the defense of our constitutional republic."