WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) issued the following statement remembering the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001:

 

“Today, we continue praying for the families and loved ones of all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
 

“We will never forget the 2,977 victims murdered, the bravery of the first responders who heroically charged into danger, or the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who defiantly fought back against their hijackers.
 

“September 11th will forever be remembered as a tragic day where innocent people were killed by terrorists who hate America because of the freedoms we represent. It also marks the day that we stood up and fought back against any other terrorists around the world who try to undermine our freedom and our way of life.
 

“The United States of America will always stand up to evil around the world and never yield to those who wish us harm. And we will never forget the tragedy, terrorism, and heroism of September 11th.”