Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement about the killing of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in Libya, as well as the violence in Egypt.
“I know that all West Virginians will join Gayle and me in praying for the Americans who lost their lives in Libya, their families, and all those Americans who serve this country by putting themselves in harm’s way. These killings are a terrible reminder that our freedoms are never free, and that countless Americans put their lives on the line to keep us safe and bring peace to the world every day. Our thoughts and prayers are also with all American citizens in Cairo and Benghazi who remain in danger.
“I join the Administration in condemning these violent attacks in Libya and Egypt in the strongest possible terms. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I will closely monitor this situation to make sure that our country takes the appropriate steps to respond and keep the American people safe from harm both at home and abroad. Finally, I will do everything in my power to make sure we apprehend and bring to justice those responsible for these acts of cowardice.”