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Hoyer Statement on Shooting in Newtown, CT

For Immediate Release: 
December 14, 2012
Contact Info: 

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut: 

“I was deeply saddened to hear about today’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  What occurred there is every parent’s worst nightmare – a senseless tragedy, leaving us to wonder what could motivate someone to commit such a horrible act against innocent children and those who serve as their educators.  My thoughts and prayers are with the students, teachers and families affected by today’s shooting.  There can be no consolation other than to know that they have the heartfelt prayers and support of an entire nation.”