Durbin Condemns Terrorist Attack in Paris, France

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] –U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke on the Senate Floor today to address the horrific terrorist attack on a satirical newspaper agency in Paris, France this morning. Reports have indicated that at least 12 people have been killed and the attack is the deadliest in France in at least two decades.  

“Through the NATO alliance and in many other ways we have worked with the people of France for common goals and common purpose. That is why we are so saddened this morning to learn of the news that was reported. Masked gunman stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday killing 12 people before escaping,” Durbin said.

“En ce moment tragique, nous sommes tous Parisiens. Nous sommes tous Français. Let us all work together to not only bring justice to this horrible situation – this attack on free press in France – but let us also work together to bring an end to terrorism in our time. We can work with our allies and France to achieve that goal.”

Video of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate Floor is available here.

Audio of Durbin’s remarks on the Senate Floor is available here.

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