Statement on Brussels

“Those Who Cherish Freedom Stand Together”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), chair of the House Republican Conference, spoke about the terrorist attack in Brussels at a press conference on Capitol Hill. Cathy McMorris Rodgers remarks as delivered:

“My heart breaks with the news coming out of Brussels this morning. It is yet another unspeakable act against innocent civilians.  Certainly, our world grows more complex. The enemies we face are becoming more radical than ever.

“The groups that seek to destroy us thrive on chaos. We’re not talking about “lone wolves” — these are fighters now embedded into Europe. What they lack in standing armies they make up for in ruthless and indiscriminate violence against innocent life — moms and dads, sons and daughters.

“They want to see the world fractured, frightened, and divided. But one thing is for certain: When confronted with cowardly, irrational terrorists, those who cherish freedom stand together.

“Here in America, these attacks are a reminder to us to be constantly vigilant — our most important role, our number one priority, is the safety and security of this country. But we’re also reminded of just how desperate the rest of the world is for true leadership, and a true commitment to destroying the groups that seek to harm the innocent.”

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