Congressman Ron DeSantis is sounding off following the London terrorism attack that killed seven people and injured 48 more when a van rammed victims on a bridge, before three men exited the vehicle and went on a knife attack. It was the second terrorism attack in London in just over a week.
The Daytona Beach Republican Congressman is critical of London Mayor Sadiq Khan and recently elected French President Emmanuel Macron, who he believes are taking the attacks too lightly.
In his weekly communication with supporters he says.
“The attack in London has followed an all-too-familiar pattern: innocent civilians are attacked by Allah-invoking jihadists, the civilized world expresses outrage, and politicians promise solidarity in the face of the threat of terrorism. What hasn’t typically happened in the aftermath of these attacks is a change in counterterrorism policy. Many leaders in Europe, such as French President Emmanuel Macron (who has said terrorism is simply “part of our daily lives”) and London Mayor Sadiq Khan (who has said terrorism is “part and parcel” of living in a city), seem to see terrorism as an issue to be managed rather than a pestilence to be eradicated”
DeSantis is a former Navy Officer, who sits of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 11 suspects have been detained in the attacks and are being questioned by authorities. Last week, a bombing took place at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 23 people including the bomber.