Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Attack Against Writer Salman Rushdie

This act of violence is appalling.

AUGUST 12, 2022

Today, the country and the world witnessed a reprehensible attack against the writer Salman Rushdie.  This act of violence is appalling.  All of us in the Biden-Harris Administration are praying for his speedy recovery.  We are thankful to good citizens and first responders for helping Mr. Rushdie so quickly after the attack and to law enforcement for its swift and effective work, which is ongoing.