The Connecticut lawmakers reacted to the truck attack in France on Thursday night.
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy said his "heart goes out to the victims, their families" in what he called a "horrifying assault on the people of France as they celebrated their freedom."
“It is a disturbing reminder of the evil at work in our world and the coordinated, global response needed to stop it. America stands ready to support and assist France as they continue the investigation and bring the perpetrators and accomplices to justice," Murphy said in a statement on Thursday.
But, Murphy was not alone.
Our hearts are with Nice this evening. A senseless, horrific attack on what should for the people of France have been a day of celebration.— Elizabeth Esty (@RepEsty) July 14, 2016
U.S. Rep Jim Himes also took to Twitter after the attack.
I stand with France. The cowards who trade in terrorism should know that these horrific attacks redouble our commitment to end them.— Jim Himes (@jahimes) July 15, 2016
U.S. Rosa DeLauro reacted to the news of the violent truck attack.
My thoughts and prayers tonight are with the people of France. The horrific attack on Nice only strengthens our resolve against terrorism.— Rosa DeLauro (@rosadelauro) July 15, 2016
Eighty people are dead and reports of up to 50 are injured after a semi-truck loaded with explosives intentionally plowed into a Bastille Day celebration in Nice, France.
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