09/12/2012 02:37 pm ET

U.S. Ambassador To Libya J. Christopher Stevens Killed, Politicians React

Mobs of angry protesters stormed the U.S. embassy in Egypt and a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Tuesday. Attackers in the assault on the U.S. consulate killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and 3 other employees who were in the facility hoping to evacuate staff as demonstrators approached with rocket propelled grenade launchers and automatic rifles.

The death of Stevens has rocked the political world, drawing an outpouring of reaction from lawmakers and administration officials. He is the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since 1979.

For responses to the violence, scroll through the slideshow below.

Politicians React To Attacks In Libya, Egypt