July 17, 2016

Kaine Statement On Baton Rouge Police Shootings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the police shootings in Baton Rouge:

“The shooting today in Baton Rouge that killed three police officers and injured others is an atrocity. All must condemn it.”

“I worked with dedicated police officers as Mayor of Richmond and Governor of Virginia. And now as Senator, I see dedication by our Capitol Police every day. My heart goes out to law enforcement everywhere and to their families who worry when they leave for a daily shift about whether they will come home safely.”

“There are so many questions we must answer in the aftermath of the recent targeted assassinations of police officers. I am deeply troubled that it is so easy for people who plan these crimes – and other mass shootings – to obtain the murderous weaponry that allow them to carry out such cold-blooded attacks.”