Floor and Committee Statements

“Mr. President, First and foremost, I want to send my heartfelt sympathy to those who lost loved ones in Orlando, Florida, and to the Orange County community in a tragic event. I want to express my great appreciation to the people of Orlando who volunteered their blood and their families and their homes to help support those victims; to the emergency first responders who rushed into harm’s way to save lives; to the hospital trauma teams that did an amazing job of responding instantaneously to a tragedy beyond anybody’s comprehension.

“We are very sad in America today because of the terrible attack that took place and because of those who would perpetrate it.

“I, for one, am going to roll up my sleeves and work to see to it that wherever radical Islamic terrorism is, I want to root it out and I want to destroy it. We will not accept or tolerate what happened yesterday. We must redouble our effort to follow it wherever it leads us and to wipe it out and eradicate it. As one senator, I will promise to do that.”