Congressman André Carson Statement on Synagogue Shooting
Washington, DC - Congressman André Carson released the following statement on the mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh where at least 12 people, including three police officers were shot:
“I am deeply saddened by today’s horrific attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
“I stand in solidarity with the congregation, the family and friends of those affected, the people of Pittsburgh, and the entire Jewish community during this very difficult time. In this country defined by our religious freedom, this level of hatred and intolerance against peaceful worshippers is an affront to us all. As we support those who are suffering, we should all renew our efforts to spread tolerance and love to combat hate.”
“While our thoughts and prayers are with those effected, this is not enough. No words can heal the hurt of families, mend the wounds of the survivors, and prevent the next shooting from occurring. Congress and the Administration must act and until then will remain complicit in tragedies like this one through inexcusable inaction.”