The Senate passed a resolution on Tuesday condemning the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls.
"It’s sickening to think that these girls are at the mercy of the slavers," Reid said on the Senate floor. "I’m concerned that the Nigerian government response and dealing with Boko Haram is very tepid."
S.Res. 433 passed by voice-vote after the Obama administration announced it would send a team of military and law enforcement personnel to Nigeria to assist in the search for 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by an extremist group, Boko Haram.
Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerAnother day, another dollar for retirement advice rip-offs Carly Fiorina 'certainly looking at' Virginia Senate run Top Obama adviser signs with Hollywood talent agency: report MORE (D-Calif.) said that there was “no room anywhere for kidnapping.”
“We passed a very important resolution expressing support for the young girls kidnapped in Nigeria,” Boxer said. “We will do everything we possibly can to get these girls home.”
Sen. Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiDems press for paycheck fairness bill on Equal Pay Day After 30 years celebrating women’s history, have we made enough progress? DC restaurant owners sue Trump hotel over unfair competition: report MORE (D-Md.) said the resolution called for U.S. action against the Islamic terrorist group targeting teenage girls and threatened to sell them into slavery because they don’t believe in educating women.
She said there should be an international effort to support families who send their children to schools.
— This article was updated at 4:50 p.m. to include Reid's remarks.