May 24, 2018 

LAWT News Service 


Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released a statement following the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas:


“I am heartbroken to learn of the tragic shooting that took place at Santa Fe High School, where at least 10 innocent lives were lost and many others were injured. I extend my deepest sympathies to the victims, their families, and the entire Santa Fe High School community whose lives have forever been changed by this senseless act of violence.


“This tragic episode is the latest in a string of mass shootings in our country. In fact, it has been reported that the Santa Fe High School shooting is the 22nd instance of a shooting on the grounds of a school in 2018. This is not only deeply disturbing, it’s a national disgrace.


“Members of Congress have a responsibility to resist the pressures of the special interest gun lobby and pass the reforms that are so desperately needed to curtail gun violence and mass shootings in our country. To sit idly by and do nothing is a shameful dereliction of duty. Our children, our communities, and our nation all demand and deserve better.”

Category: Opinion