Washington, D.C—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement on the attack this morning in Orlando:
"This is the worst attack on our country since 9-11-01 and the worst mass shooting in our history. I am heartbroken for the loved ones of the victims of this horrifying act of terrorism.
"If the FBI's investigation confirms allegations that the attacker pledged his allegiance to ISIS or if he proves to have been a lone wolf, this attack is yet another stark reminder that the United States is not immune from the threat of violent extremism.
"Thank you to the brave first responders for their work to respond to this attack."