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Cotton Statement on Release of Pastor Brunson

October 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) issued the following statement after the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson:

"I am pleased to see that Pastor Brunson will finally be free to return safely to American soil. His release is long overdue, and the Turkish government never should have detained him in the first place. Thankfully, this administration has made it clear that the U.S. will not ignore the plight of Americans held hostage abroad."