The death of Ambassador John Christopher Stevens and the attacks on U.S. facilities in Libya and Egypt are prompting responses from Republican congressional leaders far different from the negative remarks that GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney gave in the hours after the attacks.

No Republican leader criticized President Obama on Wednesday morning. Instead, the lawmakers called for stronger security at U.S. diplomatic facilities, the swift capture and punishment of the perpetrators and a renewed commitment to pro-democracy efforts in the Arab world.