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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Waters Statement on the Terrorist Attack in France

January 8, 2015
Press Release

Waters Statement on the Terrorist Attack in France

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters released the following statement today on the terrorist attack against the Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris, France:

"The gross terrorist attack against the Charlie Hebdo magazine's office in Paris, France was a heinous crime perpetuated by individuals seeking to silence free speech and undermine a valuable component of a free and democratic France. France shares with America a commitment to an open democracy, and an independent press is critical to fulfilling our nations' promises of equality, justice, and fairness to all of our citizens. Neither the threat nor the fear of violence will ever deter our nations from fulfilling our democratic ideals. I stand with the people of France as they mourn this tragic loss of lives, and I rest assured that the citizens of France will continue to promote these ideals despite the attempts of evil agencies to undermine those values with violence."

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