Thursday in Las Vegas, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a Democratic presidential candidate, reacted to the fatal shooting of nine parishioners inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.
Clinton said, “The shock and pain of this crime of hate strikes deep. Nine people, women and men, cut down at prayer. Murdered in a house of God. It just broke my heart. That of course is the last place we should see violence. But we shouldn’t see it anywhere. In the days ahead, we will again ask what led to this terrible tragedy and where we as a nation need to go. In order to make sense of it, we have to be honest. We have to face hard truths about race, violence, guns and division.”
She added, “How many people do we need to see cut down before we act? So as we mourn and as our hearts break a little more, and as we send this message of solidarity that we will not forsake those who have been victimized by gun violence, this time we have to find answers together.”
Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN