EL PASO, Texas — The mass shooting at an El Paso shopping complex on Saturday prompted an outpouring of reaction on social media from lawmakers.
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Some of the reaction is below:
Now in the beautiful city of El Paso.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 3, 2019
Texans grieve today for the people of this wonderful place.
We unite in support of all the victims.
We thank First Responders for their swift action.
We ask God to bind up the wounds of all who’ve been harmed. pic.twitter.com/2l8jDPHbe1
Terrible shootings in ElPaso, Texas. Reports are very bad, many killed. Working with State and Local authorities, and Law Enforcement. Spoke to Governor to pledge total support of Federal Government. God be with you all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2019
Heidi & I are praying for everyone in El Paso.— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) August 3, 2019
As events continue to unfold, please heed any warnings from local authorities and law enforcement and stay safe. #Pray4ElPaso https://t.co/eAajCMhods via @elpasotimes
Our hearts go out to the families of those killed and injured in El Paso today. We stand with all El Pasoans in the face of this senseless violence, and thank the brave @eppolice officers & first responders. I stand ready to help @ElPasoTXGov and @Mayor_Margo any way I can.— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) August 3, 2019
My heart is with the people of El Paso today as they cope with a devastating mass shooting—the scope of which we are still learning.— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) August 3, 2019
This attack is a tragic reminder of our government’s failure to do its most basic duty: to protect American lives. We need gun reform now. https://t.co/z0JTng4kVa
I’m deeply saddened and troubled by today’s mass shooting in El Paso. It is another tragic, gruesome reminder of the cost of inaction against gun violence. The people of Texas and our nation deserve a Congress that will take action to help prevent this.— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) August 3, 2019
I am devastated by what has happened in El Paso today. Our strength is with the families who are grieving. Our thanks to EPPD. Our commitment is with those who will change this country so that this doesn’t happen again. This beautiful amazing courageous community will overcome.— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 3, 2019
Last week it was Gilroy. Today it’s El Paso. How can our country tolerate this? My prayers are yet again with families who are grieving and my thanks are with the first responders, but that is not enough. We must act.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 3, 2019
The situation in El Paso is heartbreaking. We are so grateful to the first responders on the scene. I am praying for the victims, the survivors, and their families.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 3, 2019
We must act to help end gun violence in America.
Heartbroken to hear the news from El Paso. Our thoughts are with those impacted by yet another senseless act of gun violence in America.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 3, 2019
How many lives must be cut short? How many communities must be torn apart? It’s past time we take action and end our gun violence epidemic.
Saddened by the loss of so many innocent lives in El Paso, TX. Our prayers are with the victims, their families, and the entire community. Grateful for the courageous efforts and swift action by federal law enforcement and local first responders.— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) August 3, 2019
Devastating news from El Paso, TX. I am overwhelmed with grief to hear of the victims in today’s shooting. Thankful for the dedication of our first responders. I have been, and will continue to monitor the situation in El Paso. Please keep our Texas community in your hearts.— Michael McCaul (@RepMcCaul) August 4, 2019
Traveling today. News from El Paso is horrific. Godspeed to all first responders, victims, families, and all impacted.— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) August 3, 2019
The NRA also responded on Twitter, releasing the following statement: