Hawaii’s Congressional representatives reacted to the mass shooting in Las Vegas which killed at least 50 and injured more than 500 with expressions of condolences this morning.
“Today, our hearts are with the people affected by this tragedy, and with all of Las Vegas,” said U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in a statement. “But warm words are not enough. Thoughts and prayers won’t stop this from happening again. It’s time for Congress to finally stand up against gun violence and take action so this never happens again.”
U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono tweeted: “My thoughts this morning are with Nevadans. Hawaii sends our aloha to Las Vegas, our ninth island community” early this morning. She followed up with another tweet at 8:53 a.m. Hawaii time: “With yet another horrific mass shooting, when will Congress stand up to the NRA? This senseless violence must end.”
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard tweeted: “My deepest condolences & prayers are with victims & their families of last night’s senseless & heartbreaking tragedy in #LasVegas.”
U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa tweeted: “Shocked by yet another shooting, this time in #LasVegas. Prayers to those suffering and affected by the senselessness” eight hours ago followed by: “A sad day for Las Vegas and the nation. Prayers and strength to the victims of the senseless shooting. Thx to @LVMPD and first responders” two hours ago.