Pelosi Statement on Shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas


Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following news of a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas that killed at least 27 and injured 30:

“Today, the soul of our nation was shattered by one of the most sickening attacks in our history.  This despicable attack on innocent men, women and children engaged in peaceful prayer at Sunday services breaks our hearts and shakes us to our very core.  All of America prays for the families whose loved ones were brutally gunned down.

“As we mourn the lives that were cruelly cut short today, we must resolve to denounce all forms of hatred and violence and to drive them from our communities and our nation.  We have a solemn obligation to the victims of Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas, Orlando, Newtown and the many tragic shootings that occur each day to respond not only with prayer and unwavering love, but with action.  Much more needs to be done in the Congress to ensure that no other family is forced to endure such an unimaginable tragedy.

“May it be a comfort to the families of the First Baptist Church and all those grieving in Texas that all of America stands with them, in grief and solidarity.”