U.S. Rep. David Rivera, R-Miami, released the following statement following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya
, killing four Americans including the U.S. ambassador.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith and the other two Americans who lost their lives while serving our country as the result of this terrible act of violence.
“The armed assault and firebombing of the American Consulate in Benghazi and the aggressive protest at the American Embassy in Cairo are unjustifiable and inexcusable.
“As we have done in the face of terrorist attacks throughout our nation’s history, America must stand strong. We have nothing to apologize for, and those who perpetrated these attacks must be held accountable.
“America is the single greatest force for freedom and prosperity the world has ever known, and the actions of a radical few will not change that.”