WASHINGTON, D.C.—Charles Showalter, president of the National Homeland Security Council of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) issued the following statement on today's bombings in London:
"Today, the dedicated workers of the Department of Homeland Security who comprise the AFGE National Homeland Security Council express our condolences to the families who lost loved ones in today's savage attack on riders of London's subway system.
"As civil servants sworn to protect the American people and their homeland, we express our solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom--most especially with the public servants who attended to the innocent commuters who endured this gruesome assault, and those who prevented such attacks in the recent past."
"Here at home, we seek to reassure the American people of our dedication to our mission: protecting life and enforcing the law. Our dedication to the prevention of terrorist attacks stems from that mission. We are well-trained, dedicated professionals skilled at preventing harm and sworn to defend the Constitution of the United States."
"In this time of danger and sadness, we rally with all in the Homeland Security Department, labor and management alike, ever resolute in our duty to protect the American people."