Congressman Gardner released the following statement condemning the attacks at U.S. Embassies in Libya and Egypt:
"I am filled with sadness and outrage by the death of Ambassador Stevens and the three other embassy staff that were killed in Benghazi last night. This was a senseless act of terrorism and a disproportionate response by a terrorist mob that had taken offense to nothing more than an online movie trailer. This event reminds us that not only are we fighting a war on terror, but we are also engaged in a war of ideas. As Americans, we must continue to honor and protect our freedoms, especially our freedom of speech, and we must never apologize for the principles this nation was founded upon."