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Sen. Graham responds to Paris attack

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WASHINGTON, DC (WMBF) - Following the deadly attack on a satirical magazine in Paris, Sen. Lindsey Graham expressed condolences and shared opinions on Twitter.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, the families, and the French people in the wake of this horrendous attack. #Paris Shooting,” he tweeted at around 10:25 a.m.

Sen. Graham advised the American people to use the attack as a chance to reexamine the country's national security.

“Here at home, we must use this horrific attack as an opportunity to reevaluate our own national security posture. #Paris”

Sen. Graham shared two fears via Twitter, one including a fear of future attacks.

“I fear our intelligence capabilities, those designed to prevent such an attack from taking place on our shores, are quickly eroding. #Paris”

"I fear we can expect and must prepare for more attacks like this in the future. #Paris," he tweeted minutes later.

The senator acknowledged the strength and realness of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

“ISIL is well-funded and has an entrenched command structure that is actively inspiring terrorist attacks throughout the world. #Paris,” Graham tweeted.

"Finally, we should acknowledge that radical Islamists have no limits when it comes to destruction and the taking of human life. That is why it remains imperative that we never allow radical Islamic terrorists to acquire weapons of mass destruction. While today's attack in Paris involved conventional weapons, I fear the terrorist attacks of the future could be even more lethal and even more tragic if these organizations acquire chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. Denying them this capability is the challenge of the time," the senator said.

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