Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement after President Obama’s speech:
"I applaud President Obama for his remarks about Muslim Americans in his speech about countering violent extremists. The President is right- we are not at war with Islam. I am fortunate to represent many Muslim Americans in the 9th District and they contribute greatly to our community through their culture and faith. I look forward to continuing to work with them to create a more accepting environment for everyone in our community and across the country."