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McConnell on the Arrest: The Audacity to Hope

From the Senate floor this morning:

Americans were happy to learn this morning that late last night federal and local officials in New York City apprehended the man they believe to have attempted a terrorist attack in Times Square on Saturday.

I want to join all Americans in thanking the law enforcement officials who worked around the clock these past two days. It looks like they got their man, and we’re grateful for their efforts on our behalf.

It’s my understanding that the suspect, a naturalized American citizen, is a native of Pakistan and that he traveled there at some point in the past year.

Hopefully the appropriate officials are using this opportunity to exploit as much intelligence as he may have about his overseas connections and any other plots against Americans either here or abroad.

But this is very good news, and again, we want to thank those who work so hard to keep us safe and to protect us from ongoing threats.

As I said yesterday, this plot is a reminder to all of us of the need for constant vigilance and to never drop our guard.

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