U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the shooting at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard:
“We’re all thinking about today’s tragic shootings at the Navy Yard, about the victims and their families. The men and women in our military courageously put their lives on the line in many dangerous places around the world. It’s painful for all of us to think about them having to worry about their safety when they come home too.
“Many people in the area – and across the country – will be directly affected by this terrible tragedy. We pray for all of them.
“These kinds of incidents always remind us how fragile life is. They also remind those of us who work in and around the Capitol how much we owe to all the men and women who work so hard to keep us safe each and every day.
“So I want to take this opportunity to thank Terry Gainer and his team, and Chief Dine and the entire Capitol Police force, for all they do day in and day out. And for everyone else who is helping work through this tragedy – the first responders and medical personnel, the D.C. police – I want you to know one thing: we are thankful for your hard work and sacrifice.
“Everyone is deeply grateful, especially on days like this.