DNC Chair Statement on Sutherland Springs, Texas Mass Shooting

Following the news of a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas where at least 20 people were killed, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“I’m heartbroken by the horrific shooting in Texas. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Sutherland Springs and all those affected by this unspeakable tragedy.

“No American should ever be afraid to worship. No family should ever face the unbearable pain that too many American families are feeling today. In the last 35 days, we’ve witnessed two of the worst mass shootings in American history. We cannot allow those who wish us harm to so easily turn their hatred into violence. And we must be united in working to ensure that these tragedies become a relic of the past rather than routine.”