Former President Donald J. Trump and Florida Senators Marco Rubio (R) and Rick Scott (R) released statements on the Assassination of former Japanese Priminister and Current Member of Parliament (prior to his assassination) Shinzo Abe.
Abe served as Prime Minister of Japan from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020. He served as a member of Japan’s House of Representatives from 1993, until his passing.
“Really BAD NEWS FOR THE WORLD! Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is dead. He was assassinated. His killer was captured and will hopefully be dealt with swiftly and harshly. Few people know what a great man and leader Shinzo Abe was, but history will teach them and be kind. He was a unifier like no other, but above all, he was a man who loved and cherished his magnificent country, Japan. Shinzo Abe will be greatly missed. There will never be another like him!”
“This senseless act of violence, which took the life of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, grieves the world,” Rubio said. “During his tenure as Prime Minister, he was one of our most important allies in our efforts to build a free and open Indo-Pacific. Jeanette and I unite in prayer for the people of Japan, as well as Akie Abe, following this heinous assassination.”
“I am outraged and deeply saddened by the sudden and horrific loss of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. His senseless assassination has shocked the world and stolen from freedom-loving people everywhere a great and true champion for democracy. Twice in the past two decades, Shinzo Abe was called to serve the people of Japan as their prime minister, and his years both in and out of office were defined by his commitment to freedom, prosperity for Japan and its allies and strengthening the relationship between our great nations. Prime Minister Abe was an unapologetic believer in the power of democracy and one of the strongest voices in support of freedom across the Info-Pacific. He was particularly a champion for peace through strength, and stood up for Taiwan against Communist China’s aggression. His loss is devastating to those still fighting to protect our shared ideals, but we must march forward. Today, Ann and I join countless others around the world in praying for the Abe family, the people of Japan and for urgently needed peace following this tragic loss.”
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