Senate passes Klobuchar resolution condemning Norway violence

Amidst the budget bickering, the U.S. Senate came together today to unanimously pass a resolution condemning the violent terrorist attacks in Norway.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar and four other senators sponsored the resolution that “denounced the acts of terror and expressed deep sympathy and unwavering support for the Norwegian people as they recover from the tragedy.”

Minnesota has the largest number of people of Norwegian heritage outside of Norway, Klobuchar said.

The other four Senator sponsors were:

  • Richard Durbin (D-IL)
  • Richard Lugar (R-IN)
  • John Hoeven (R-ND)
  • Jon Kyl (R-AZ).

The other 95 senators signed on as co-sponsors.

A Norwegian terrorist bombed an Oslo government building and then shot scores of children at an island camp on July 22.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by chuck holtman on 07/29/2011 - 02:56 pm.

    Our nation and indeed our civilization face an array of existential threats that will do us in without immediate and decisive action by our president and congress to surmount the forces of ignorance, greed and nihilism. Can anyone name a single act of leadership Senator Klobuchar has exercised on something that matters? Resolutions condemning mass murder and praising apple pie. Fiddling while Rome burns.

  2. Submitted by Solly Johnson on 07/31/2011 - 05:44 am.

    Senator Klobuchar often takes positions on issues that aren’t controversial and impact ony a small segment of our population, such as adoptions from Haiti and hunting wolves in northern Minnesota. One never sees her in the front lines on important issues that may cost some political capital. Obviously, Minnesotans must like a person who does little of importance, since her poll numbers are so favorable.

  3. Submitted by Sheryl christina on 08/02/2011 - 03:00 pm.

    Senator Klobuchar must have needed something on her political resume.

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