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Cotton Statement on the Attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota

September 18, 2016

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202)224-2353

Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota:

"The attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota are a stark reminder of the threats we face and the need to remain vigilant at all times. I visited the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force last month and saw first-hand the top-notch, patriotic men and women who are charged with protecting all of New York City. During my visit I also witnessed the enormity of their task. They must be perfect every single day, while those who wish to do us harm only need to succeed once. That's why we must provide the Intelligence Community and law enforcement agencies with the necessary tools and authorities to keep us safe. My thoughts and prayers remain with the innocent victims of these attacks."