Earlier this month, terrorists mounted an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing the U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and starting a new period of instability in the Middle East after the Arab Spring last year. As a Member of the Intelligence Committee,
Rep. Schiff immediately condemned the attack stating, "I was deeply saddened and disturbed to learn of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya that claimed the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans. Ambassador Stephens was a well-known figure in Libya, and was deeply involved in helping the Libyan people in their transition from the Qaddafi dictatorship. These diplomats are America's first line of defense and today's loss should serve as a reminder to all Americans of the risks that our diplomats and foreign assistance officers encounter every day."