CA Legislative Latino Caucus Issues Statement on Shooting in El Paso

August 03, 2019

SACRAMENTO – State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), on behalf of the California Legislative Latino Caucus, issued the following statement on the shooting today in El Paso, Texas and reports linking the shooter to an anti-immigrant manifest:


 “Today’s shooting is so deeply saddening, beyond troubling, and yet unfortunately not all surprising. The shooter acted out on the hurtful, divisive rhetoric that has become too commonplace when President Trump scapegoats our community. The attacks, in both rhetoric and actions, against our Latino and immigrant communities have to stop. This is simply unacceptable.”


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