Washington D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Lead Republican Michael McCaul (R-TX) released the following statement regarding the terrorist attacks this morning in Sri Lanka. 

Lead Republican McCaul: “I am horrified by the terrorist attacks that took place in Sri Lanka this morning leading to over 200 deaths and hundreds of casualties on Easter Sunday. This cowardly attack that targeted innocent individuals in hotels and places of worship, including the Catholic church, is a stark reminder that radical extremism endures as a global threat. The international community must band together to condemn any and all forms of terrorism and threats targeting religious freedom. My heartfelt condolences go out to the victims and families affected by this tragedy, including the loved ones of several American citizens killed in the bombings. While we are still monitoring the situation as details emerge, this was a sophisticated attack that bears at the hallmarks of an established terrorist organization. The United States stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka in the aftermath of this horrific act of violence to confront global hatred and terrorism wherever it exists.”