Durbin Statement On Hostage Situation At Texas Synagogue

SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the following statement regarding the hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas:


“I’m relieved that the Texas Synagogue hostage taking ended with innocent victims unharmed, but the warning is clear. Terrorism—both foreign and domestic—is a danger to targets of hate.


“To our Jewish brothers and sisters: we owe you a special effort to protect you from the threats that too often are directed at you and yours.”