President Donald Trump, politicians react to deadly mass shooting in El Paso
President Donald Trump, politicians and city leaders responded to the deadly El Paso shooting near a shopping complex Saturday morning.
City officials have said there were multiple people killed, but they didn't say how many. Officials said the attack was carried out by a single gunman who is in custody.
Here's how political leaders are reacting:
Terrible shootings in ElPaso, Texas. Reports are very bad, many killed. Working with State and Local authorities, and Law Enforcement. Spoke to Governor to pledge total support of Federal Government. God be with you all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2019
Statement on shooting in El Paso: pic.twitter.com/hsCXYGNLGg— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) August 3, 2019
Everyone in America, myself included, is devastated by the news of this latest attack in El Paso. Sadly, after each of these tragedies the Senate does nothing. That has got to change.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 3, 2019
Truly heartbreaking. Stay safe, El Paso. Please follow all directions of emergency personnel as we continue to get more updates. https://t.co/BU0AH6Y8Rv— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 3, 2019
My heart is with the people of El Paso today as they cope with a devastating mass shooting—the scope of which we are still learning.— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) August 3, 2019
This attack is a tragic reminder of our government’s failure to do its most basic duty: to protect American lives. We need gun reform now. https://t.co/z0JTng4kVa
Saddened by the loss of so many innocent lives in El Paso, TX. Our prayers are with the victims, their families, and the entire community. Grateful for the courageous efforts and swift action by federal law enforcement and local first responders.— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) August 3, 2019
Here at Precinct 2, our hearts and prayers are with the families, friends, and the entire El Paso community who have been impacted by this senseless act of violence. #ElPaso #Precinct2gether @AdrianGarciaHTX pic.twitter.com/4EKf1xcAO1— Harris County Precinct 2 (@HarrisCoPct2) August 3, 2019
Our collective thoughts and prayers are with the brave men and women of the @EPPOLICE department, all of our fellow Texans who call El Paso home, and the victims of this heinous act.— Houston Police Officers' Union (@HPOUTX) August 3, 2019
HCFMO staff are praying for all first responders and anyone affected by the active shooter event in El Paso.— Harris Co. FMO (@hcfmo) August 3, 2019
All 1,000,000+ of the Texans in #TX22 are sending our love & prayers to our brothers & sisters who were killed or wounded in El Paso today. Details still coming. If you know someone in El Paso, ask them to go NOW to give much needed blood. WE ARE EL PASO & TEXAS STRONG!!!— Rep. Pete Olson (@RepPeteOlson) August 3, 2019
Mayor Turner on mass shooting in El Paso: “I have reached out to the mayor to let him know that Houston is standing with El Paso. If there’s anything they need, we will assist. We offer prayers and condolences but much more is required. Doing nothing is not solving the problem.”— City of Houston (@HoustonTX) August 3, 2019
Thinking of El Paso...Heartbreaking! @ElPasoTXGov is an amazing city with wonderful people.— Chief Samuel Peña (@FireChiefofHFD) August 3, 2019
Our focus is with the dignity and respect of the victims in this case and with their families.
The human waste responsible for this senseless act Does Not deserve to be acknowledged. https://t.co/AkA2ipvyBI
The news out of El Paso is heartbreaking. I’m praying for the victims, the survivors, and their families. I’m grateful to the first responders on the scene.— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) August 3, 2019
We must act to help end gun violence in America. #ElPasoShooting.
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