Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Representing the 12th District of California

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Pelosi Statement on Dallas Shootings

Jul 8, 2016
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the shooting that killed five police officers and wounded several others in Dallas:

“The ambush and murder of police officers during a peaceful protest is a tragedy that tears at the heart of every American.  We are horrified by this despicable act of violence, and we share in the shock and grief for the officers killed, their loved ones, and the entire Dallas community.

“Many questions have yet to be answered.  But whatever their motivation, it is clear that the perpetrators of this vile act have an agenda of hatred.

“As the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.’  In that spirit, we must continue the work of non-violence and demand an end to senseless killing everywhere.”

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