U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joined his colleague Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Monday in a moment of silence to recognize the victims of the tragedy at Virginia Tech:
"I, like all Americans, was shocked to hear about the tragedy at Virginia Tech. This unspeakable crime has stunned our nation. My heart goes out to the victims' families and the entire Virginia Tech community on this horrific day. Today, the U.S. Senate held a moment of silence to recognize those killed and injured, and I ask all Americans to remember the victims in their thoughts and prayers."