Congressman Poe on Nice, France Attacks
by Ted Poe on July 15, 2016 at 1:24 PM
Last night, a cowardly terrorist plowed a heavy truck full of weapons and explosives into the crowds who were gathered to celebrate Bastille Day in Nice, France. The killer, identified by police sources as a 31-year-old Tunisian-born Frenchman opened fire before officers killed him. Now more than ever is a time to be vigilant about our counterterrorism efforts.
I have continuously voiced my concern about President Obama’s absence of a coherent and comprehensive strategy to defeat terrorism. One was just finally delivered but it’s classified---Radical Islamic terrorists will deliver on their promise to bring terror to not just the United States, but freedom loving countries around the world if we do not put our resources towards neutralizing this determined enemy.
Eighty-Four people are dead, including two Texans. This latest attack is just the latest example of what has unfortunately become the new normal. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the people of France.