Congressman Turner, President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, released the following statement on the British referendum.

“The British people voted last night to leave the European Union. It is their sovereign right and decision. I am convinced that the United Kingdom will continue to play a decisive role in favor of European stability and prosperity. 

“This decision will not affect the United Kingdom’s pivotal role in NATO. The Alliance is united in its response to the many complex challenges, which affect the security of Europe and North America today. I expect that the NATO Summit in Warsaw next month will reaffirm NATO’s role as the cornerstone of our common security, and our resolve to defend our citizens."