Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says this morning’s deadly terrorist bombings in Belgium should make Americans more vigilant and cautious about the violent world around us.
“My first reaction is for everybody to understand that there are people around the world that want to kill Americans and Europeans,” Grassley says. “Governments have a responsibility to protect us but they can’t protect us in every facet of our life and every minute of our life.”
It’s believed three bombs went off in Brussels, two at the airport and one at a subway station. Combined, at least 34 people were killed and around 200 injured. Grassley says it’s a given that security precautions are being heightened in the U.S. in reaction to the attacks.
Grassley says, “It calls upon each of us to be somewhat resolute in being suspicious and reporting and looking out for our own safety.” An early investigation indicates at least one of the two blasts at the Brussels airport was set off by a suicide bomber.