Thursday, June 18, 2015

Hillary to Charleston: "We Will Stand With You"

With a deep sadness obvious in her voice, Hillary Clinton today in Las Vegas addressed last night's horrific massacre in Charleston, SC.
Hillary Rodham Clinton summoned the nation to consider "hard truths" in the wake of Thursday's massacre at a church in Charleston, S.C., and pledged to "take action" in response to yet another mass shooting.
"In order to make sense of it, we have to be honest," said Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner. "We have to face hard truths about race, violence, guns and division."
In remarks here at the annual convention of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Clinton offered words of solace and solidarity to the people of Charleston, where she was campaigning on Thursday just hours before the shooting.
Clinton added, "How many innocent people in our country -- from little children, church members, to movie theater attendees -- 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." 
A similar message was delivered by President Obama today at the White House.

How many more tragedies like this must the American people endure before things change? The time to do something about this needless horror is long overdue.

Painfully, devastatingly overdue.

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