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Texas Lawmakers React to Paris Attacks

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    Texas lawmakers have taken to social media in reaction to the attacks on Paris where at least 127 people were killed and 200 wounded in six coordinated attacks across the French capital.

    Congressman Pete Sessions:

    Representative Joe Barton:

    Representative Sam Johnson:

    Representative Michel McCaul who serves on the Homeland Security Committee also reacted:

    Gov. Greg Abbott:

    Gov. Abbott issued the following statement in response to the attacks:

    "Today's despicable attacks in France are an assault to all of humanity, and the world must unite to condemn acts of terrorism on every front. My office has been in contact with DPS and federal authorities who will continue to monitor the situation in Texas. Additionally, I have spoken with the Consulate General of France in Houston to offer any and all assistance on behalf of the State of Texas. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and all those affected in France tonight."

    The presidential candidates are also reacting. Below are tweets from the candidates in alphabetical order.

    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush:

    Dr. Ben Carson:

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie:

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz:

    Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore:

    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham:

    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee:

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal:

    Ohio Governor John Kasich:

    Former Governor Martin O'Malley

    Former New York Governor George Pataki:

    U.S. Senator Rand Paul:

    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio:

    U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum:

    Businessman Donald Trump

    World leaders have expressed shock at the violence in Paris.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is "deeply shaken by the news and pictures that are reaching us from Paris." The German leader issued a statement saying her thoughts were with the victims "of the apparent terrorist attack."

    The Secretary-General of the NATO alliance says he is "deeply shocked by horrific Paris attacks."

    Jens Stoltenberg said in a Twitter message that "We stand together with the people of France. Terrorism will never defeat democracy."

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is condemning "the despicable terrorist attacks" in Paris and is demanding the immediate release of numerous hostages being held in the Bataclan theater.

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