Durbin Statement on U.S. Embassy Attachs and the Death of Ambassador Stevens, Foreign Service Officers

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement today after the attacks on the US Embassies in Egypt and Libya and the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and US Foreign Service Officers.


“Today we mourn the loss of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith and two other American diplomats who were killed in an attack on our Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. I condemn in the strongest way possible the violence that took their lives and the protests at our Embassy in Egypt.”


“Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith and tens of thousands of Americans serve our nation, represent our values and promote democracy and human rights in countries across the world. They often serve in dangerous places, without their families or loved ones, and lack recognition. Today, we stand in mourning those we’ve lost and in solidarity with the brave Foreign Service Officers representing our country abroad.”