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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

DeLauro Statement on El Paso and Dayton Mass Shootings

August 4, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (August 4, 2019) Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

“With two mass shootings this weekend within 24 hours, unspeakable violence is continuing to occur at an alarming frequency. I strongly condemn these heinous crimes in El Paso and Dayton, and my heart goes out to the victims, their families, and both communities. These were clear acts of domestic terrorism meant to inflict fear and division. In El Paso specifically, the shooter was driven by white nationalism and hatred of immigrants—both of which have undeniably been enabled by the President.”

“The House has passed gun violence prevention legislation to keep guns out of the wrong hands and funding for research on how to best address this public health crisis. But Senator Majority Leader McConnell has refused to take any action whatsoever. He and the President must act and work with Democrats to fix this problem immediately. We have lost far too many lives to gun violence, and continued inaction dishonors those who have been killed.”