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Area politicians react to attack in Nice, France

WASHINGTON (WTOC) -

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA)

“We stand with the people of France in the wake of another horrific attack on innocent lives last night. As we continue to learn more, we will do all we can to support our friends in France in their next steps. My wife, Dianne, and I send our prayers to the victims and their families.”

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

“This was yet another heart-breaking and senseless act of terrorism.  The demented individuals who follow causes which justify acts such as these must be defeated.

“Our prayers will remain with the victims, the families and the French people. France is one of our oldest and closest allies, and our nations must remain united in confronting the very real and dangerous threats we both face.”

U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA)

Again, France is experiencing another unconscionable tragedy. It is chilling to witness these occurrences across the world, seemingly without an end in sight. America will continue to stand in solidarity with the people of France, our longtime ally. It is time for our country, and the international community, to double down on efforts to eliminate radical Islamic terrorism. For too long, jihadists have successfully radicalized people and carried out horrific crimes against innocent people. This must stop.

President Obama must reevaluate his strategy to defeat ISIS and other extremist groups. But, while we bolster our efforts to combat terrorism abroad, it is equally important that we strengthen our efforts to protect against terrorism here at home. This starts with securing our borders and improving our intelligence efforts, as well as providing our troops with what they need to take on these threats worldwide.

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