Comments Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On The Tragedy In Orlando, Florida

“All Americans deserve to feel safe regardless of their age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.  Today, I stand with the LGBT community and with all Americans who are shaken by this hateful act of terrorism and violence. 

“In the coming days, we will learn more details about the tragic events in Orlando and the men and women we lost in yet another tragic shooting.  In our search for answers, I hope and expect leaders at all levels to maintain respect for the millions of Americans and people around the world who are grieving the loss of so many lives today.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of these innocent victims, our law enforcement officers and first responders who quickly acted to save lives, and the people of Florida.” 


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