Pelosi Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

Oct 2, 2017
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following a horrific shooting near the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas that claimed at least 50 innocent lives and injured more than 200:

"This morning, our nation awoke to news of the largest mass shooting in our history.  All of America grieves for the innocent men and women whose lives were cruelly cut short by this tragedy, and our prayers are with the families of those wounded and missing.

"It is particularly despicable that this attack was carried out during a concert, transforming an evening of music and celebration into a heartbreaking and horrific night of violence.  Our nation will never allow fear and violence to bow us or break our spirits.  

"America will never waver in its love and support for the people of Las Vegas and the families of the victims of this attack.  May it be a comfort to the loved ones of those killed that all of America mourns with them."

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