Washington, D.C. - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in the wake of the tragic slaying of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan:
“All Members of Congress join President Obama in expressing our shock and sadness at the killing and wounding of Afghan civilians. We join the people of Afghanistan in grief; the American people are praying for them during this tragic time.
“Our military has made enormous sacrifices to serve bravely in Afghanistan, and this isolated incident must not detract from their service and valor.
“We must get the facts as quickly as possible; those responsible will be held accountable.”