Cardin Releases Statement on Death of Dr. Warren Weinstein
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin released the following statement in response to the deaths of Marylander Warren Weinstein and Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto. Weinstein was kidnapped by al-Qaeda while serving as a contractor in Pakistan for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of Dr. Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto. Their legacies of altruism, compassion and service to mankind stand in sharp contrast to that of their captors. Their kidnapping and deaths should further unite the international community against the type of extremists who find this deplorable behavior acceptable.
“Warren and his wife Elaine are constituents from Rockville, making this tragedy all the more personal and heart wrenching. I have tracked Warren Weinstein’s status since he was first taken hostage in 2011. The United States government, including members of my staff, worked tirelessly to bring him home safely. The manner in which Dr. Weinstein and Mr. Lo Porto were killed makes this situation all the more difficult to process. He and the men and women like him, of all nationalities, who give of themselves to better the world, are assets to humanity.
“The United States and our allies must work to ensure that the men and women who dedicate their lives to international development are properly safeguarded against threats. As Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, I will do all in my power to ensure that Warren Weinstein, his family, and fellow aid workers see justice for his needless suffering at the hands of al-Qaeda. I have requested a full account of the events that led to Dr. Weinstein’s and Mr. Lo Porto’s deaths.”
Following the announcement by White House officials on April 23rd that American humanitarian aid worker Warren Weinstein, who was abducted more than three and a half years ago in Pakistan, has died in captivity during a U.S. counterterrorism operation, Elaine Weinstein issued the following statement on behalf of the family: “On behalf of myself, our […]
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin released the following statement in response to the deaths of Marylander Warren Weinstein and Italian national Giovanni Lo Porto. Weinstein was kidnapped by al-Qaeda while serving as a contractor in Pakistan for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). “My thoughts and prayers are with the families of Dr. Warren […]
President Obama addressed the American people this morning regarding a U.S. counterterrorism operation this past January that resulted in the tragic deaths of two hostages, Dr. Warren Weinstein, a Rockville resident, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national. Watch it here: The White House’s Press Secretary also released the following statement: “It is with tremendous […]
The White House announced today that Warren Weinstein, who had been held hostage by al-Qa’ida, was killed earlier this year. Weinstein, a Montgomery County resident, was captured in Pakistan in 2011. U.S. Rep. John Delaney has released the following statement about the loss of Weinstein: “The loss of Warren is devastating, a tragic event that […]
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski issued the following statement, today, about the death of Rockville resident Warren Weinstein, who was taken hostage by terrorists from his residence in Pakistan in 2011: “I was truly heartbroken to learn of the news of Warren Weinstein’s death. I, along with several of my colleagues in the Maryland delegation, have […]