In the wake of Monday’s tragic shooting spree at the Washington Navy Yard that left 13 people dead, some local politicians are expressing their sentiments on the tragedy.
Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, the senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke out about the shooting.
“When you have your military facility and it’s been attacked, we’ve had a lot of those issues lately. We have to look at it from a precautionary point of view to make sure this is not a conspiracy and at this point, the initial investigation shows it was a solo individual,” Ruppersberger said.
Senator Ben Cardin issued the following statement on the mass shooting:
“The fatal shooting at the Washington Navy Yard this morning is a senseless tragedy. I mourn the loss of life and offer my prayers to all who have been affected by this heinous act, especially the families of the victims. Our Navy and their civilian colleagues work day and night to protect the American public. An attack on the people tasked with keeping this nation safe is beyond unacceptable. While we are still waiting to for a better understanding of the events to emerge, it is my hope that all those who were responsible will be brought to justice. I thank our Federal, State and Local first responders and law enforcement for swiftly and dutifully responding to this appalling attack despite the personal dangers.”