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Feingold Reacts To Bhutto Assassination

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), in what is the first of an expected wave of congressional reaction to the death of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, released the following statement in response to today's events:

“The assassination of Benazir Bhutto is terrible news for those who support a stabilized democracy in Pakistan, both in that country and around the world. Bhutto was a brave leader who was beloved by millions in Pakistan. The questions surrounding her assassination should have direct bearing on both the future of democracy in Pakistan and the relationship we will have with a country that is so critical in the fight against global terrorism.”

Feingold is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence committees.