Garamendi Condemns Murder of American Personnel in Libya

Sep 12, 2012 Issues: Foreign Policy


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, condemned the attack that killed four American personnel in Libya, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Both Garamendi and Stevens graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and served in the Peace Corps in Africa.

“I strongly condemn the murder of Ambassador Stevens and the three other members of the diplomatic mission to Libya,” said Congressman John Garamendi. “These men and women dedicated themselves to selflessly serving our country and partnering with the Libyan people to build a new democratic government. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of these patriots. Their legacy of service will live on.”

These killings were condemned by the Libyan government and, according to press reports, Libyan security personnel attempted to thwart the attack.

Congressman Garamendi was a Peace Corps Volunteer with his wife Patti in Ethiopia from 1966-1968. Ambassador Stevens was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 1983-1985. A video on Ambassador Chris Stevens is linked here.