“Americans must wake up, demand the Obama administration realize that war is being waged against us, and that we must take it on as a war, not as a criminal justice matter. In a war, you don’t ‘bring people to justice,’ you destroy the enemy. A coordinated attack of this nature is not only sheer evil, it is an act of war.”
— U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas
“The news coming out of Paris tonight is devastating and horrific. Dianne and I send our prayers to all those impacted by these evil acts of violence. France is our oldest ally and we stand with the French people tonight in the wake of these attacks.”
— U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.
“I strongly believe we need to further increase our efforts in Syria and Iraq directly and expand our support to partner nations in other countries where ISIL is operating. It has become clear that limited air strikes and support for Iraqi forces and the Syrian opposition are not sufficient to protect our country and our allies. This is a war that affects us all, and it’s time we take real action to confront these monsters who target innocent civilians.”
— U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif.
“I deplore the brutal terrorist attacks taking place in Paris this evening. I will continue to monitor developments and seek information as the situation unfolds. I join all Americans tonight standing in solidarity with the French people. I am committed to working with France’s leaders to bring those responsible to justice and to fight terrorism in all its forms.”
— U.S. Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y.
“The fight against ISIS is not just America’s fight and France’s fight; it is the world’s fight. We must provide the beacon of leadership that has defined our great nation and work with our allies to develop a broader strategy to counter all the destabilizing forces in the Middle East.”
— U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.