Assassination Attempt/Murder in Arizona
We understand that, earlier this afternoon in Arizona, a gunman shot and killed several people, including a Federal District Judge, and seriously wounded a U.S. Representative; citizens held a vigil at the U.S. Capitol.
Our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the deceased, and our thoughts and best wishes to all, including those now recovering.
We thank the first responders and emergency medical personnel who helped the wounded, and the chaplains and equivalents who have comforted the bereaved in their hour of need. We support the law enforcement personnel who are now working very hard to investigate this crime to ensure that justice is done.
We condemn all violence as inconsistent with the Constitutional values that have established and sustained our political system. Let's be honest: If your candidate did not win the election, you must nevertheless accept the voters' judgment during the term of office. Feel free to support the loyal opposition.
We always congratulate winners of elections, even if we did not favor that outcome [e.g., Ben Quayle]. It's the American way.
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