Washington, DC (October 27, 2018) – Today the RJC released the following statement from National Chairman, Senator Norm Coleman on the horrific news from Pittsburgh:
We are deeply shocked and saddened by the news coming out of Pittsburgh today. The prayers of everyone at the RJC are with the victims, their family and friends, and the entire Tree of Life Congregation. It appears that at least eight people have lost their lives, and several others have been wounded, in this senseless act of anti-Semitic violence.
There is no place in our society for violence against innocent people, especially violence motivated by race, religion, or sex. The level of hate in this country is out of control.
Today we mourn the dead and stand in awe of the men and women who ran toward the gunfire to help the victims and stop the perpetrator. In the days ahead, we all must come together to combat this epidemic of hate. From the left, the right, and all other corners of our political spectrum, we must come together to find a better path forward.