Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Kansas City Rep. Cleaver On Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice: Violence Is Never The Answer To Our Differences
The aftermath of today's shooting targeting members of Congress has the nation abuzz as the political discourse resonates in Kansas City as well.
Progressives once again question the 2nd Amendment and seize on this opportunity to push the discussion about gun control forward . . .
While staunch Conservatives lament and warn of the potential for violence among liberals that is often ignored by MSM.
Meanwhile, Kansas City's top elected official calls for peace.
Here's the word . . .
Statement from Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II regarding this morning's shooting incident at the congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
"No matter your political affiliation or viewpoint, violence is never the answer to our differences. My prayers are with the families of Congressman Steve Scalise, Rep. Roger William's aide, and our two brave Capitol police officers. I am grateful for the women and men of the Capitol police, the Alexandria police, and other law enforcement who protect us daily."
Congressman Cleaver was working this morning in Washington D.C. and is safe. All members and staff are being cautious of their surroundings this morning as security has been upgraded on Capitol Hill. All of the Congressman’s offices will be open for regular business.
CNN: Suspect in congressional shooting was Bernie Sanders supporter, strongly anti-Trump
ABC: Man who shot at GOP lawmakers had history of criminal run-ins
Newseek: Who Is James Hodgkinson? Shooting Suspect in Congressional Baseball Game Named
Politico: Congressional shooter James Hodgkinson protested GOP policies and lashed out at Trump
Daily Beast: Congressional Shooter Loved Bernie, Hated 'Racist' Republicans, and Beat His Daughter
Daily Mail: 'I am sickened by this despicable act': Sanders disavows 'Bernie Bro' campaign volunteer who opened fire on Republican members of Congress
Biz Insider: Trump speaks on shooting at congressional baseball practice: 'We are strongest when we are unified'
CNBC: GOP Rep. Steve Scalise is in critical condition after shooting; assailant has died
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