Congressman Chris Stewart

Representing the 2nd District of Utah
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Rep. Stewart’s Statement in Response to Today’s Shooting in Alexandria, VA

Jun 14, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) released the following statement in response to the shooting this morning in Alexandria, VA:

“I find myself both saddened and angry. Steve Scalise is a good friend of mine. The Capitol Hill police officers are heroes, whose bravery this morning clearly saved many lives. My prayers are with all of them and their families.”

“But we also have to realize that the tone of our politics has become appalling. Examples are all around us: violent plays in New York City depicting the assassination of our sitting President, comedians taking pictures while holding his severed head, town halls that are filled with vitriol and intimidation. We must get back to respectful conversations and disagreements. And we need to make it clear that any hint of violence or intimidation is completely unacceptable.”