U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Wednesday regarding the heinous murder of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, in Libya:
“I am profoundly saddened by the tragic deaths of four Americans in Libya, including Ambassador Chris Stevens and Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith. My thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends and all whose lives were touched by these outstanding American patriots.
“As President Obama noted, Ambassador Stevens was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi.
“All four of these brave Americans demonstrated our nation’s commitment to freedom, democracy and dignity. The sacrifice of these brave Americans will not be forgotten.
“Make no mistake: the United States government will not rest until these vicious murderers are hunted down and brought to justice. There is absolutely no justification for this malicious act, and every American, Libyan and member of the international community should condemn it.”
–U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer