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Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California

Rep. McNerney Issues Statement on President Obama’s Address on Combating Terrorism

Dec 6, 2015
Press Release

Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s address on combating terrorism:

“As a member of Congress, there is nothing I take more seriously than the security of our country and the safety of all its citizens and residents. Tonight, President Obama made it clear that the United States will not be ruled by fear. The recent tragedies in San Bernardino and Paris are reminders that extremists are focused on undermining our cherished values of freedom and liberty, and making every effort to spread violence and terror to more places in the world.

“Our military and law enforcement have taken every conceivable measure to disrupt terror networks at home and abroad to eliminate acts of violence. As terrorist tactics evolve, so must our techniques to meet the demands of our security – this includes keeping guns out of the hands of foreign and domestic terrorists who promote death and destruction. 

“To defeat terrorism we must work with our international partners and allies around the world, especially in the Middle East. President Obama called on Congress to take action. In responding to these attacks of terrorism, we must consider all available tools including diplomacy with potential allies, and military force against those who intend to hurt us. I am committed to reviewing any policy meant to fight extremism, reduce violence, and make our nation safe.”

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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.