09.19.16

Senator David Perdue Statement On Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement on the terrorist attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota over the weekend:

“Once again, this weekend we were reminded how radical Islamic terrorism can invade our borders and inspire homegrown terrorists. Thankfully, none of the victims were fatally injured in these callous attacks. We applaud our brave law enforcement officers—especially off-duty officer Jason Falconer, who stopped the ISIS-inspired terrorist attack at the mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota—for acting swiftly to stabilize the situation, help the victims, and apprehend the terrorists responsible.

“These acts of violence serve as sobering reminders that ISIS has called on its supporters to attack us here at home. President Obama and his administration need to guarantee the American people that effective safeguards are in place to prevent radical terrorists from using social media and encrypted communication to inspire and plan further attacks. 

“It is ridiculous for some to say that we have ISIS on the run globally. Without a strategy, we are not defeating ISIS worldwide and these homegrown attacks are another manifestation of ISIS’ reach.”