Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02), Chairman of the Terrorism Subcommittee, issued the following statement in the aftermath of the Barcelona terrorist attack. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, killing over 13 people and injuring 80 more. Details are still developing.
"Today's act of cowardly terror and murder is heartbreaking and has become far too commonplace," said Congressman Poe. "Radical Islamic terrorists are attempting to force their ideology on others, by using any means possible. Acts of terror, by definition, strike fear and terrorize innocent people. Spanish authorities must find those responsible and prosecute them. These terrorists seek to take away freedom and liberty. They will not prevail. Other nations should use every legal means necessary to go after this evil. We must not allow them to intimidate freedom and rule the day. My hearts and prayers are with Barcelona and Spain."
Congressman Poe is a senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Subcommittee Chairman of Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade.