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Published on Sep 19, 2012
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, spoke on September 19, 2012 in favor of H.Res.786, honoring the four United States public servants who died in Libya and condemning the attacks on United States diplomatic facilities in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen. Chairman Ros-Lehtinen expressed her deepest condolences to the families of those who were killed and all members of the Foreign Service as they continue their meaningful work abroad in service of our country. Ros-Lehtinen also called for the perpetrators of these attacks to be held accountable and for the United States to continue to stand up for American values and support voices of moderation. The Chairman stated that the video allegedly responsible for these protests is not an excuse for the actions taken against our embassies and that there should be no apologies from the U.S. The measure passed the House by voice vote. Ros-Lehtinen made the following remarks in support of the resolution