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Rep. Zeldin Statement on NYC Terrorist Attack

October 31, 2017
Press Release

Washington DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin, representing New York’s First Congressional District, just released the following statement, regarding today’s attack in New York City where a terrorist used a rental truck to strike and kill at least 8 people and injure several others. The suspect has been taken into custody by law enforcement, and the attack is currently being investigated as an act of terror:

“Today’s cowardly terrorist attack will only make New Yorkers and Americans stronger. Unfortunately, for the innocent lives lost, many people injured, and their families most personally and tragically impacted, the damage done today can never possibly be reversed. Once again, we are reminded of the evil that exists in our world and the radicalized terrorists who in the name of Islam seek to destroy lives, communities, and nations around the globe. This threat must be accurately identified and completely eradicated both at home and abroad. Once again, we are also reminded that the finest and bravest law enforcement on earth are right here in New York. I have every faith in the world that they will do absolutely everything in their power everyday to protect our way of life and get answers and justice for the very weak person responsible, and any accomplices at all if they exist, for today’s attack.”