June 10, 2009

Gillibrand Statement On Holocaust Museum Tragedy

Washington, D.C. - In response to the shootings at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement:

"I am outraged and heartbroken by the terrible act of hate carried out today at our precious national memorial to one of history's worst atrocities. This is yet another stark reminder that we must recommit our efforts to combat anti-Semitism and religious intolerance and provide the resources necessary to protect our non-profit and religious institutions.  

"I am thankful for the D.C. first responders on the scene who acted swiftly to prevent more violence. My thoughts and prayers are with the security guard's family, who lost a loved one in this senseless tragedy."