01.14.16

Gardner Statement on Jakarta Terror

Washington – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, released the following statement today after a series of terrorist attacks in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia:

“This deadly attack in Indonesia’s capital is a reminder that the danger posed by Islamic extremism knows no borders. While attention has been rightly focused on events unfolding in the Middle East, nations like Indonesia and others in Asia are often seemingly ignored by leaders in Washington. This is a mistake, one with potentially deadly consequences.

“I’m continuing to closely monitor the events unfolding in Jakarta, and will be consulting with experts and government officials to get a clearer picture of what has occurred. Going forward, it’s critical that the United States have a plan in place to work with our allies to combat the threat of Islamic terror in the Asian region and around the world.”

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.