Gov. Walker responds to embassy attacks
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday issued the following statement about the attacks on U.S. embassies in Libya and Egypt:
"Like most people in this country, I am outraged by the attacks on Americans in Libya and Egypt. The United States is the defender of freedom in the world and it’s painful to see radical extremists attempt to intimidate the people of our great country. Instead, they have once again united us as Americans because when you attack one of us, you attack all of us. We will not back down in our defense of freedom."
From the Associated Press: President Barack Obama has condemned attacks on a U.S. consulate in eastern Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff. He ordered increased security at U.S. diplomatic posts around the world.
The attacks occurred Tuesday night in the eastern city of Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, according to Libya officials.
The U.S. embassy in Egypt also was attacked Tuesday.