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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Congresswoman Waters’ Statement on Apparent Terrorist Attack in Berlin

December 20, 2016
Press Release


Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement today in response to the apparent terrorist attack in Berlin, Germany:

“My heart is deeply saddened by the apparent terrorist attack in a Berlin Christmas market that killed at least a dozen innocent people. This deadly attack appears to have been designed to kill large numbers of people while they were shopping for Christmas and celebrating the holiday season with their friends and neighbors. My heart goes out to the victims and their families as they recover from this senseless tragedy.

“Let us remember also the many innocent people around the world whose lives have been destroyed by violent terrorists. Such ruthless individuals use horrific and unconscionable methods to cause people to live in fear while they go about their daily lives. My hope is that, as an international community, we can work together to oppose acts of terrorism, wherever they may occur.

“America stands in solidarity with the people of Berlin, and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”