HOUSTON – At least five people were dead in West Texas after a man who was stopped by state troopers when his vehicle failed to signal a left turn opened fire and fled, shooting more than 20 people before he was killed by officers outside a movie theater, authorities said Saturday. Three law enforcement officers were among the injured.
Here's how politicians are reacting to the most recent shooting:
President Donald Trump:
Just briefed by Attorney General Barr about the shootings in Texas. FBI and Law Enforcement is fully engaged. More to follow.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott:
Gov. Greg Abbott: Growing frequency of shootings, terror attacks demands action.https://t.co/Q9TcAceDcA— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 1, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren:
Time’s up, @SenateMajLdr. Let’s vote on gun safety legislation NOW. Every day you wait, more tragedies happen.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) September 1, 2019
Do something, Senator McConnell. America is done waiting for you.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke:
We don't know how many have been killed. We don't know the motivation. But here's what we do know: This is fucked up. pic.twitter.com/NRvyPfUjiM— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 1, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden:
I’m heartbroken, sickened, & angry. Weeks after the horror in El Paso, another community in Texas has been terrorized by gun violence. Enough. We must end this epidemic.@DrBiden & I send our thoughts to those affected & thank our law enforcement who responded at great risk.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 1, 2019
Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords:
"Our nation is devastated that these tragedies keep happening. Too many communities are suffering. Too many lives will never be the same. We must end this horror. I'm furious that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump are refusing to do anything to keep us safe. It's clear this is a national emergency that requires swift action. America is calling on them to show leadership and pass laws that can save lives. We can't take anymore heartbreak."