September 11, 2001 : Attack on America
Joint Statement by Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Republican Leader Trent Lott; September 13, 2001

What happened on Tuesday was not simply an attack against America. It was a crime against democracy, and decency. It was a crime against humanity.

On Tuesday, we sent a message to the world that even in the face of such cowardly and heinous acts, the doors of democracy will not close.

On Wednesday, we unanimously passed a joint resolution condemning the attacks, expressing our sympathy for the victims and their families, and stating our support for the President as Commander-in-Chief.

The world should know that the members of both parties, in both houses, stand together in saying that the full resources of our government will be brought to bear in aiding the search and rescue, and in hunting down those responsible and those who may have aided or harbored them.

Nothing can replace the losses that have been suffered. But we will rebuild and we will recover. The people of America will stand together because the people of America have always stood together, and those of us who are privileged to serve this great nation will stand with you. God bless the people of America.

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