Senator Mikulski (D-MD) made the following statement today regarding the bombings in London:
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families today on this day of great tragedy in London. When the United States was attacked on September 11, 2001, the government and people of the United Kingdom were among the first to offer their support. Since that time, we have had no better friend in the war against terrorism. Today we respond not only with shock and grief, but with unity, resolve and commitment.
"The people of America stand with the people of Great Britain - on this day of great mourning and on all of the days to come. We join together to condemn these barbaric attacks, to track down the terrorists and to work to prevent future attacks."
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement:
"The terrorist attacks this morning on innocent men, women and children in London demonstrate again that the perpetrators of these barbaric acts have absolutely no respect for human life.
"The American people, and indeed civilized people in every corner of the world, condemn these cowardly attacks in the strongest possible terms. Moreover, we stand united with the British people in our determination to defeat these cold-blooded murderers wherever they exist and to preserve and strengthen the cause of freedom and peace.
"Today, our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been killed and injured, and their loved ones.
"The civilized world is under attack today by the purveyors of hate, violence, intolerance and lawlessness. We have a responsibility to this generation, as well as future ones, to do everything within our power to extinguish these forces of darkness."