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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Rep. LaHood's Statement in Response to Orlando Massacre

June 12, 2016
Press Release

"First and foremost, I mourn with the families and victims of last night’s tragic shooting. I will continue to monitor what further details the FBI and local law enforcement officials release in regards to the deadly violence from Orlando, Florida. It has been reported that this cowardly attack was conducted by an individual pledging allegiance to ISIS. To exercise terror and violence in the name of Islam—during Ramadan—further emphasizes the idea that these individuals do not live in the true faith for which they claim to represent. Rather, they look to instill fear and violence into the hearts of innocent people. I hope further justice is brought forth, swiftly, to any extremists looking to harm innocent people."