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Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California

Rep. McNerney Issues Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Nov 14, 2015
Press Release

Washington – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) issued the following statement in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris:

“Yesterday the world watched a horrific scene of violence unfold in Paris, one that as of now left 129 people dead and 300 others wounded. We all mourn this catastrophic loss and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the people of France and those affected as they recover and rebuild. We now know that ISIS claims responsibility for this terrorist attack. It is yet another tragic example of the dangers that our world faces from radical groups and extremists like ISIS, al Qaeda or Boko Haram.

“In solidarity with our allies, we must recognize how this kind of barbaric behavior is able to breed in lawless regions and grow into senseless violence that is unleashed on peaceful societies. We must resolve to not only support countries, like France, when crippled by these attacks, but work together with all nations to promote peace and understanding to curb these kind of conflicts and situations before they explode on the world stage. As more details become known, we stand united with France and recommit ourselves to fight against terrorism and violence.”

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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.