Schumer Statement On Two Years Since El Paso Shooting

August 3, 2021

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today marking two years since the El Paso shooting:

“Today marks two years since the vibrant city of El Paso, Texas experienced a horrific attack that led to the loss of 23 innocent lives and left yet another community scarred by gun violence. This hate-inspired shooting remains the deadliest attack against the Latino community in recent history. We honor the memories of the victims, pray for comfort for their families, and send a strong message of solidarity to Latinos across the country who are still struggling to understand the motivations behind this unjustified act of violence.

“Senate Democrats will keep fighting to deliver solutions to help end this gun violence epidemic, despite the fact that Senate Republicans continue to block bipartisan, commonsense gun violence prevention measures that would save lives. As we are reminded today, America is strengthened by its diversity. We stand together in condemning any violence against immigrants and pledge to continue working to keep all communities safe.”