Members of the Alabama delegation began reacting Monday to the shooting massacre that has left at least 58 people dead and more than 515 people wounded at a Las Vegas country music festival on Sunday night.
The unthinkable act, which is now being described as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, is expected to rekindle the debate in Congress over federal gun controls.
Here’s what the Alabama delegation had to say about the horrific shooting:
This type of senseless and cowardly attack is reprehensible and horrific. My prayer is for strength, comfort, healing, and understanding. There were undoubtably many heroes during the tragic event in Las Vegas, including first responders. We are grateful for their efforts.
I am heartbroken by the horrible news coming out of Las Vegas this morning. My family and I will be praying for all those impacted by this atrocious act of violence.
Praying for the victims, their families and those injured in the Las Vegas massacre.
My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones and to those who have been wounded. It is hard to fathom how someone becomes so lost in this world that they commit an act as evil as this. I ask you to please join me in praying for those impacted by this tragic event.
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Praying for all the victims, their families and the first responders of the shooting in Las Vegas.
— Gary Palmer (@USRepGaryPalmer) October 2, 2017
Please join me in praying for the victims in Las Vegas and their families 🙏🏽