The American people will not be intimidate by violence or terror, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul says in the wake of an attack on an event in Garland, Texas.
“Freedom of expression has again been attacked by fanatics. From the capitals of Europe to the streets of Garland, Texas, we have been confronted by attackers who cannot tolerate our open society,” McCaul said in a statement.
The Texas lawmaker was reacting to to a Sunday evening shooting at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland. Both gunmen were shot dead by police officers after a security officer was injured.
“[W]e send a clear message to these extremists: we will not be intimidated by violence, and we will not bow down to terror,” McCaul added.