Candidates competing for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination sounded off on Saturday following the "horrific" mass shooting in Texas.
Five people were killed and 21 wounded in the massacre that took place in the area of Midland and Odessa.
Following the shooting, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was urged to end the Senate recess and call lawmakers back to Washington, DC to tackle gun control.
Here is what leading presidential candidates who had weighted in by publication time were saying:
I'm heartsick for the victims of this latest mass shooting in Odessa and Midland. We shouldn't have to live with th… https://t.co/OJaihkBqhW— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren)1567293269.0
Keeping the Midland and Odessa community and the victims in my thoughts and prayers. Grateful to first responders w… https://t.co/yoBV9gGzfR— Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris)1567293760.0
I’m heartbroken for the families of the victims in the Odessa and Midland shooting. Our children deserve a future w… https://t.co/UNlEkqOLiR— Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris)1567297143.0
Enough. Texas, my heart is with you. America, we must act.— Pete Buttigieg (@Pete Buttigieg)1567293015.0
We are the only country that struggles with gun violence at this level. Other countries respond to tragedy. We mu… https://t.co/WQEyxX6KeM— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸)1567294640.0
Beginning on Day One in office, I will take executive action to reduce gun violence—closing dangerous loopholes in… https://t.co/AYiI9vulGC— Cory Booker (@Cory Booker)1567284266.0
A 17-month-old baby. It’s perverse that we live in a society where this is allowed to happen. My heart goes out to… https://t.co/jBNy5MgTK2— Cory Booker (@Cory Booker)1567298131.0
Our hearts are with Midland, Odessa, and everyone in West Texas who has to endure this again. More information is f… https://t.co/HecTZu9lPC— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke)1567289269.0
We don't know how many have been killed. We don't know the motivation. But here's what we do know: This is fucked u… https://t.co/h2Msbr7qT1— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke)1567296927.0
Heartbreaking news out of Odessa and Midland, Texas as police search for an active shooter at-large. Stay indoors… https://t.co/EwSQjjUSIo— Julián Castro (@Julián Castro)1567287853.0
More shootings. More tragic losses. Again in Texas. I wanted us to go back to work in the Senate weeks ago to pass… https://t.co/kZ2Llg30oh— Amy Klobuchar (@Amy Klobuchar)1567297020.0