•  Mr. Speaker, April 2nd was expected to be just another day at Garissa University College in Kenya. But in the early morning hours, students awoke in terror as armed gunman stormed the campus. They claimed to be militants from Al-Qaeda's offshoot--Al-Shabaab.
  • The students' fate was determined by their religion. The terrorists allowed Muslims to leave and kept an unknown number of Christians hostage. After nearly 15 hours of fear, 147 people were killed.
  • Groups like Al-Shabaab, ISIS, Boko Haram, and many more allow for no compromise and are intent on spreading oppression and fear amongst those who do not share their ideology.
  • I commend the first responders and ordinary Kenyans who showed tremendous heroism that day, and my deepest condolences go out to the families and victims of this senseless attack.
  • H. Res. 213 reaffirms United States' commitment to the multilateral, global fight against violent extremists .
  • We must be vigilant in this fight , and we must allow for no compromise when there are threats to freedom.
  • And that's just the way it is.