WASHINGTON — Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) made the following statement in response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium:
“I want to express the condolences of the U.S. House of Representatives to the Belgian people. I know we’re all watching this right now, and this scene is just so horrific.
“One minute, people are going about their day. The next minute, people are running for their lives. This is a terrorist attack in the heart of Europe.
“As our countries have always done, we must confront this threat together. We must defend democracy, and defeat terror.
“Our prayers are with Brussels, as is our solidarity.”
We stand in solidarity with the people of #Brussels, and pray for the victims of this horrendous act of terror.— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) March 22, 2016