Rep. Burchett releases statement on El Paso, Dayton shootings

August 5, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 5, 2019) - Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN) released the following statement:

"The senseless mass killings in El Paso and Dayton are tragic and inexcusable. As the president said, hate has no place in our country, and I want to, once again, clearly and unequivocally condemn white supremacy in all forms. The issue of mass violence that our nation faces must be addressed, but we must also be unwavering in defense of our Constitutional rights, as fear has usurped more freedom than any tyrant ever has. We need to empower family members and law enforcement to act on the early warning signs that often present themselves well in advance of such senseless tragedies. I stand ready to work with my House colleagues to address this issue."