‘Violence of any kind is unacceptable’: Bernie Sanders condemns shooting in ‘strongest possible terms’
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) condemned Wednesday’s mass shooting at an early-morning Republican baseball practice, even as he acknowledged that it appeared the shooter was one of Sanders’ supporters.
“I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered for my campaign,” Sanders said. “I am sickened by this despicable act.”
Sanders then went on to say that there is no place for political violence anywhere in his movement.
“Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, and I condemn it in the strongest possible terms,” he said. “Real change can only come about through non-violent action, and anything else runs against our deeply held American values.”
Sanders then offered condolences to Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), along with the congressional staffers and Capitol Hill police officers who were shot.
Watch the video of Sanders below.
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