Clinton On ‘Apparent Terrorist Attacks’: We Must ‘Choose Resolve Over Fear’

Hillary Clinton issued a statement Sunday condemning the “apparent terrorist attacks” that injured dozens and sowed chaos in three states over the weekend.

“I strongly condemn the apparent terrorist attacks in Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York. I pray for all of those who were wounded, and for their families,” the former secretary of state said, praising the work of law enforcement officials in investigating those attacks.

A bomb left in a dumpster in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood injured 29 people on Saturday night, and a man stabbed nine people at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota in what police are investigating as a “potential act of terrorism.”

Three pipe-bomb style devices were also found near the site of a Marine Corps charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey on Saturday morning, and, in the hours after Clinton’s statement was released, five more explosive devices were found near the Elizabeth, New Jersey train station.

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Clinton addressed her “comprehensive plan” to devote more intelligence resources to preventing these sorts of impromptu attacks.

“Americans have faced threats before, and our resilience in the face of them only makes us stronger,” she said in her Sunday statement. “I am confident we will once again choose resolve over fear.”

Read the campaign’s full statement below:

I strongly condemn the apparent terrorist attacks in Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York. I pray for all of those who were wounded, and for their families. Once again, we saw the bravery of our first responders who run toward danger to help others. Their quick actions saved lives. Law enforcement officials are working to identify who was behind the attacks in New York and New Jersey and we should give them the support they need to finish the job and bring those responsible to justice – we will not rest until that happens. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack in Minnesota, and this should steel our resolve to protect our country and defeat ISIS and other terrorist groups. I have laid out a comprehensive plan to do that. This includes launching an intelligence surge to help identify and thwart attacks before they can be carried out, and to spot lone wolf attackers. We also need to work with Silicon Valley to counter propaganda and recruitment efforts online. Americans have faced threats before, and our resilience in the face of them only makes us stronger. I am confident we will once again choose resolve over fear.

This post has been updated.

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