This morning in Belgium, terrorists connected to the Islamic State carried out attacks in Brussels leaving at least 30 people dead. We’re getting more details in every hour about the planning and extent of the attacks. Here is a rundown of how the 2016 Presidential candidates have reacted to the news.
Hillary Clinton spoke this morning on Good Morning America:
Bernie Sanders released this statement:
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday issued the following statement after deadly explosions in Brussels, Belgium:
“We offer our deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones in this barbaric attack and to the people of Brussels who were the target of another cowardly attempt to terrorize innocent civilians. We stand with our European allies to offer any necessary assistance in these difficult times.
“Today’s attack is a brutal reminder that the international community must come together to destroy ISIS. This type of barbarism cannot be allowed to continue.”
Donald Trump spoke this morning on Fox and Friends:
Ted Cruz delivered a statement to the press, here is video of it, courtesy PBS News:
John Kasich released this statement:
I want to express my solidarity with the people of Belgium in the aftermath of the attacks that took place in Brussels. Along with every American, I am sickened by the pictures of the carnage, by the injuries and by the loss of life.
The wave of terror that has been unleashed in Europe and elsewhere around the world are attacks against our very way of life and against the democratic values upon which our political systems have been built.
We and our allies must rededicate ourselves to these values of freedom and human rights. We must utterly reject the use of deadly acts of terror.
We must also redouble our efforts with our allies to identify, root out and destroy the perpetrators of such acts of evil. We must strengthen our alliances as our way of life and the international system that has been built on our common values since the end of the Second World War comes under challenge from these and other actors of evil.
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the attacks and with the people of Belgium.
The news is still developing at this hour. We can expect candidates to address the attacks later tonight during their speeches after the primary voting.