June 14, 2017

Cortez Masto Statement on Alexandria Shooting Involving Members of Congress

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement on today’s shooting in Alexandria, VA involving members of Congress, their staff and Capitol Police officers:

“In light of this morning’s attack, I call on Americans to come together to condemn all acts of violence. Today we demonstrate our resilience in times of darkness and work together to overcome hate with empathy and kindness. My heart goes out to Rep. Steve Scalise, staff and officers who were injured, others who survived the shooting, and their loved ones at this difficult time. I am grateful to Capitol Police officers for their heroism and to the first responders who rushed to help – lives were saved because of their swift response. Regardless of political affiliation, we all share common goals to better our nation and we must show that despite efforts to divide us, we stand as one.”