WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement regarding the situation in Libya:
“We are all very concerned about the situation we see unfolding on the streets of Libya. Moammar Gadhafi has demonstrated a total disregard for innocent life, something that strikes at the core of who we are as Americans. Gadhafi has also shown that he is a sponsor of terrorism. We do not and will not tolerate such behavior. I agree with the Administration that Gadhafi needs to resign immediately.
“Going forward, it is very important for us to know what the opposition movement in Libya needs so they are able to restore some order and perhaps we can encourage the growth of freedom and democracy that seems to be sprouting throughout the Middle East. We will work with the Administration to execute policies that promote our U.S. security interests in the region, as well as fostering an environment where we can see the loss of innocent life stop and the spread of more freedom.”