Sen. Perdue: Manchester attack a 'grim reminder' of need to protect citizens

Following a deadly terrorist attack in Manchester, England on Monday, Georgia Senator David Perdue, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, says that the tragic event emphasizes our need to protect American's security interests.

 “Last night’s attack in Manchester was devastating. Such senseless acts of terror will not be tolerated, and those responsible for this cowardly act of violence will be held accountable. The United States stands with our long-time ally, the United Kingdom, in defeating this shared enemy. Last night's attack is a grim reminder that we must remain vigilant here at home by taking every precaution to protect the safety of all Americans," Senator Perdue said in a statement. 

On Monday morning, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, which reportedly left 22 dead. 

Senator Johnny Isakson also said that he was "appalled" by the attack. 

“The United States stands in solidarity with our steadfast ally," Isakson said. "As we are again reminded of the evil that exists in this world, we remain committed to the ultimate triumph of good. Dianne and I are holding the many innocent victims of this horrific attack and their families in our prayers.”