February 19, 2016
The following statements and tweets were issued by members of Congress after the deadly terrorist attack in Ankara, Turkey that killed at least 28 people and wounded over 60 others on February 17, 2016.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI/1st): “On behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives, I want to offer my sincere condolences to the victims and loved ones of those killed in today’s attack. There is simply no justification for this vicious act. Today - and every day - the United States stands in solidarity with the Turkish people, who are on the front lines of the war against violent extremism."
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA/23rd): “This terrorist attack at the heart of Turkey’s capital is a reminder that terrorists won’t stop until we stop them. America reaffirms its support for our Turkish allies during this terrible time. Only constant vigilance and a strong response to global terrorism can put an end to these senseless murders.”
Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH/1st), member of Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish-Americans: “Today’s attacks in Turkey, claiming innocent lives, underscore the widening scope of the Syrian War. Last October, over 100 Turks died in a another attack in Ankara. In the United States, where we recently experienced the deadliest attack since 9/11, we know how Turkish citizens must be feeling. We must work together to prevent more atrocities.”
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA/1st), member of Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish-Americans: “We stand together with the Turkish people against terrorism. Please pray for the victims of the attack in #Ankara”
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM/2nd), member of Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish-Americans: “My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and loved ones killed in today’s tragic attack in Turkey.”
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL/13th): “My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Turkey. We stand with out ally against any act of terrorism.”
Rep. Jim Renacci (R-OH/16th): “My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives today – and their loved ones – in the senseless attack in Turkey.”
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA/5th): “My heart aches for all who were victimized by today’s brutal and senseless terrorist attack in Turkey."