Politicians react to Haiti earthquake
Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.):
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Haitian people in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck last night. The United States‹including the State Department and USAID‹ and the rest of the international community are acting quickly to save lives and provide immediate humanitarian support to Haiti during this critical time of need. As we begin to learn more about the scope of this tragedy, I plan to work closely with the Administration and others in the international community to ensure that the people of Haiti are receiving the resources they need.
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio):
House Republicans are deeply saddened by the tremendous loss of life that has occurred in Haiti, and our heartfelt condolences go out to the families of the victims, particularly those who have lost children.
I am pleased that the United States and our allies are already providing assistance to help prevent additional loss of life and deliver relief to those in need.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.):
While the U.S. is already sending federal aid and assets, I am confident that the generosity of the American people will be what it so regularly is in these tragedies--an inspiring expression of responsibility and benevolence. I appreciate the administration's immediate response to this crisis and that of our partners around the world.
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.):
We appreciate President Obama's immediate response to this catastrophic tragedy, and stand ready to assist in any way. In this pressing time of need, I know that the good faith and generosity of our citizens will no doubt help. Our Government and the American people prepared to do all that we can provide assistance, comfort and resources to the people of Haiti and their families.
January 13, 2010; 11:24 AM ET
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