Washington, D.C., June 26, 2015—Congressional Tunisia Caucus: Co-chairs Reps. Hastings and Schweikert, released a statement Wednesday condemning the deadly terrorist attack carried out at a popular beach in Sousse, Tunisia.
Congressman David Schweikert: “Joyce and I extend our deepest sympathies to the victims of today’s senseless violence in Sousse, Tunisia and condemn in the strongest terms this act of terrorism. Today’s attack is against democracy as a whole.”
“Time and again, the Tunisian people have stood up against terror for the universal values that generations of our people have defended. Tunisia’s thirst for democracy will endure well beyond the hateful vision of these killers. Again, I express my deepest condolences to the victims and families affected by today’s attack, and I wish the Tunisian people peace during the remainder of Ramadan.
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings: “My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those lost in today’s horrific terrorist attack at a beach resort in Sousse, Tunisia. The United States must stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Tunisian government as it continues to take brave and bold steps to solidify democracy in Tunisia and fight the terrorist who wish to destroy it.”
“These terrorists do not represent Islam, but rather a despicable attempt to undermine freedom and democracy in a country that works diligently to promote and strengthen both. The terrorist threat we witnessed today must be, and will be, defeated.”
Congressman David Schweikert and Congressman Alcee L. Hastings registered the Congressional Tunisia Caucus in the summer of 2013. Since its inception, the Caucus has worked to inform policy makers of the democratic transition in Tunisia, while strengthening bilateral relations between the United States and Tunisia.
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