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McCollum Statement: ISIS Terrorist Attacks in Brussels

March 22, 2016
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-D) issued the following statement in response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels today:

ISIS has taken responsibility for this morning’s terrorist attack on multiple sites in Brussels, reportedly killing dozens and wounding hundreds. Now, as the people of Belgium heal the wounded and mourn the dead, it is the duty of all of Europe, the United States, and the entire civilized world to remain vigilant, fully coordinate intelligence resources, and take action to destroy ISIS, their supporters, and their terrorist cells wherever they are found.

The horrible scenes in Brussels should serve as notice to Congress and the American people that we must unite as a nation to protect our freedoms, our security, and our future. The very real and deadly threats our nation faces, along with allies and friends around the world, requires a unity of purpose and actions that exceed the current base level of political and policy discourse all too common in our country.  President Obama and the men and women in the law enforcement, intelligence, and counter-terrorism communities – along with our military – deserve our full support and they confront  dangerous and deadly these threats on a daily basis.

The victims in Brussels and the people of Belgium have our full support and will remain in our prayers.