FRC's Tony Perkins, Leo Johnson Testify at Sentencing of Terrorist Floyd Corkins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2013
CONTACT: J.P. Duffy or Darin Miller, (866) FRC-NEWS or (866) 372-6397

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Chief Judge Richard Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia sentenced Floyd Lee Corkins II, the perpetrator of a terrorist act at the Family Research Council (FRC) on August 15, 2012.  Judge Roberts sentenced Corkins to 25 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in February to three felony counts that included the charge of committing an act of terrorism while armed.

Mr. Leo Johnson, who ultimately stopped Mr. Corkins' attack, delivered a statement before the court, as did FRC President Tony Perkins. Mr. Perkins delivered his statement on behalf of the FRC staff.

Mr. Johnson made the following comments during the sentencing:

"The actions of Floyd Lee Corkins have greatly impacted my life. I often experience feelings of anger and frustration when I think about all of the things that I have had, and continue, to endure both physically and psychologically as a result of this crime. I have had to endure surgery, with at least two more scheduled; painful, life-threatening blood clots which developed in my right lung; grueling physical therapy sessions; multiple medications and numerous doctors appointments as a result of this crime. My family was put under tremendous stress as well, as they tried to cope with the shock of what happened and the fear of not knowing whether I was even alive, let alone going to be OK."

To read Mr. Johnson's complete statement, click here: http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF13I55.pdf

Mr. Perkins made the following comments during the sentencing:

"The attack at our headquarters did not just harm Leo. As the Court knows, Mr. Corkins' stated intention was to kill as many FRC staff as possible to send a political message, a chilling, political message. But for Leo's heroic conduct and the protective hand of the Lord, this crime might have ended like the tragic shooting that occurred earlier this week here in D.C."

To read the complete FRC staff statement delivered by Mr. Perkins, click here: http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF13I54.pdf

Mr. Johnson will join Mr. Perkins for FRC's daily radio show, Washington Watch, today at 5:05 p.m. Eastern. Visit www.TonyPerkins.com to listen.

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