Robert Max Schanfarber, the Republican nominee in the upcoming special election for the territorial Legislature, issued the following statement in response to the firebombing of U.S. military recruiter offices on St. Thomas:

“This deeply troubling incident is yet another reminder of just how dangerous and evil today’s world is. I am committed to strengthening law enforcement in the territory and working with the Republican majority in Washington to ensure the establishment of a standalone Coast Guard station, which would be critical in combatting terrorism, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and illegal firearms.”

Schanfarber, a St. Thomas entrepreneur, was nominated by the State Committee of the Republican Party of the United States Virgin Islands to run in the April 8 special election.