Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the shootings at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City:
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those lost yesterday at the Jewish Community Center in Kansas City. This tragedy struck the heart of a community, targeting its youth and its seniors, simply because of their faith.
"All Americans must stand united in rejecting such acts of hatred and anti-Semitism, and each of us must pledge to uphold the values of justice and equality throughout our nation.
"As Jewish families across the country and around the world prepare to gather for Passover to celebrate the blessings of freedom, let us rededicate ourselves to preserving and protecting the freedom of all Americans to worship, to practice their faith, and to live without fear of hate, prejudice and violence. Let us ensure that acts of bigotry never go unanswered. Let us defend the safety of every neighborhood and the security of every family, regardless of religion or background."