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In the wake of a mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in which at least 20 are feared dead, President Donald Trump and other lawmakers reacted on social media.
Trump said that FBI and other law enforcement are on the scene, while Vice President Mike Pence wrote that he stands “against evil.” First Lady Melania Trump also posted her thoughts on Twitter.
May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
Karen I send prayers to victims their families in TX.We grieve w/ you stand w/ resolve against evil. Thank you to the first responders
— Vice President Pence (@VP) November 5, 2017
Ivanka Trump tweeted that America’s “hearts are breaking” for the victims.
God bless the people of Sutherland Springs, TX. Our country’s hearts are breaking for the victims their families. We love are with you!
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) November 5, 2017
Texas Senator Ted Cruz expressed support for the “brave first responders” on the scene.
Keeping all harmed in Sutherland Springs in our prayers and grateful for our brave first responders on the scene.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 5, 2017
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas asked his Twitter followers for their prayers.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrote on Twitter: “Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act. Our thanks to law enforcement for their response.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted that reports out of Texas are “devastating.”
Reports out of Texas are devastating. The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) November 5, 2017
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tweeted as well.
Former Texas Governor and current Secretary of Energy Rick Perry also sent his condolences online.
Anita and I send our prayers to the victims of the shooting in Texas.
— Rick Perry (@SecretaryPerry) November 5, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offered his thoughts on behalf of himself and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
Elaine I join w fellow Senators in sending condolences to the Sutherland Springs community, our prayers are w the victims their families
— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) November 5, 2017