Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge issued the following statement today following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut:
"Words fail to describe the sorrow and grief many of us feel following the tragedy in Connecticut that resulted in the loss of so many lives, including innocent children. I pray for the victims, their families and the first responders. I mourn for each and every child lost to senseless violence anywhere."
"Mass shootings such as this underscore that we need to have a serious conversation as a nation on how to protect the rights of our citizens to safety and life itself as well as preserve the right to bear arms. For now, the most important thing we must do is to keep the people of Connecticut, especially the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time."