France BelgiumThis morning, many of us woke up to news that ISIS, the radical Islamic terrorist group, attacked the Brussels airport and a subway station, killing at least 34 and injuring approximately 200. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Belgium tonight as they mourn the dead, heal the injured, and clean up this disaster.  The terrorists who committed these horrific acts should be brought to swift – and merciless – justice. Colorado’s elected officials issues statements of support:

Senator Cory Gardner: “Our hearts are with all of those in Brussels, particularly the victims and their loved ones. We stand in solidarity with Belgium, our friend and ally, and join the world in mourning the loss of innocent life as a result of these senseless, malicious attacks for which ISIS has claimed responsibility. It is more clear now than ever that the United States cannot wait any longer to develop an aggressive strategy to address the rise of ISIS and the growing instability in the Middle East.”

Senator Michael Bennet: Oddly enough, we cannot find a statement from Sen. Bennet….

Congressman Mike Coffman: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Belgium this morning. We must stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Belgium to defeat those responsible for this horrific attack.”

Congressman Ed Perlmutter: “It is a solemn day for the people of Belgium but they do not stand alone. We will support Belgium as they heal and find justice.”

Congressman Scott Tipton: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those senselessly killed in the terrorist attacks on ‪‎Brussels‬, and with our allies around the globe who have faced similar horrific acts of violence in recent years. There is no place for this evil in our world, and in addition to the universal condemnation of these attacks, there must continue to be aggressive action to minimize the very real threat from terrorists who continue their assault to undermine and destroy the values of peace-loving people across the globe. We stand in solidarity with our allies, and recognize that this is a multinational threat that requires nothing less than a multifaceted and aggressive approach to protect our people and destroy terror’s capabilities to needlessly take more innocent life.”

Congressman Lamborn: “Please send your thoughts and prayers to the victims of the attacks in Brussels. The free people of the world must come together to eliminate this barbarism.”

Congresswoman DeGette: “I stand with the people of Belgium, of Europe, and of the world. We will not be intimidated by acts of hatred.”

Congressman Jared Polis: “Today the world stands in unity with the people of Brussels.”

Congressman Ken Buck: “I’m saddened by the evil attacks that rocked Brussels today. After we mourn, we must stand up and fight even harder to stop the advance of radical Islamic terrorism across the globe.”