Statement on Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting
"I am filled with grief for the city of Pittsburgh and the entire Tree of Life congregation."
Milwaukee, Wisconsin – In response to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement:
“I am filled with grief for the city of Pittsburgh and the entire Tree of Life congregation. As we mourn this horrific mass shooting, let us lift up the brave first responders who put themselves in harm’s way to save lives. They are true American heroes.
“The hatred we have seen today has no place in this country. Our constitution guarantees us the right to worship freely and to walk among our fellow men as equals. It is long past time for our communities to lift up our shared values, eliminate false distinctions, and embrace the beauty and strength of our differences.
“In the face of this anti-Semitic violence, I stand in solidarity with the Jewish community and, once again, call on Congress to act to pass commonsense, bipartisan gun control reform. It is Congress’s duty to put the lives of our constituents ahead of money and special interests. No American should have to live in fear.”