Comments Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On The Tragedy In Charleston, South Carolina

“Like all Americans, Marcelle and I are shaken by the horrific tragedy in Charleston.  We all deserve to feel safe regardless of who we are, who we love, or what religion we choose to practice.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the grieving families and parishioners whose right to feel safe in their community and their place of worship was taken from them yesterday.  

“I appreciate the swift engagement by the Department of Justice to monitor the situation and to assist in any way possible.  Today, we stand with the people of Charleston and with the brave law enforcement officers and agents who are working to bring to justice the person or persons responsible for these heinous acts.”

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