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Rep. Zeldin Statement on Tragedy at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

October 27, 2018
Press Release

PATCHOGUE, NY - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus and one of only two Jewish Republicans in Congress, issued the following statement following the tragedy in Pittsburgh this morning at the Tree of Life Synagogue, which has reportedly left at least 8 individuals dead:

Americans stand in solidarity, deeply saddened by this morning’s shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We are all very grateful for the heroism of our law enforcement who selflessly risked their own lives to stop this evil shooter. The rising tide of anti-Semitism all around the world in recent years must be identified more widely and confronted with total focus and determination. We must respect and protect religious freedom, which is a bedrock principle and fundamental right within our great nation.”

Congressman Zeldin also posted his statement on Twitter here and here.