Today, Rep. Richmond released the following statement after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut:
"I am stunned and appalled at the atrocities that claimed the lives of innocent children and educators in Newtown, Connecticut today. It's hard to find adequate words to console the loved ones and victims during this time of loss, but my thoughts and prayers go out to them. "
"I ask that the state of Louisiana join me in standing with this community in prayer and support in the weeks and days following this horrifying tragedy. It is imperative that we as nation address this insidious trend by working together to prevent these random acts of violence from happening again."