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Idaho lawmakers release statements on Las Vegas shooting


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Idaho lawmakers have issued the following statements regarding the deadly shooting in Las Vegas.

Gov. Butch Otter

“Idahoans join with our Nevada neighbors and all Americans in praying for the victims of last night’s terrible shooting in Las Vegas.”

Rep. Mike Simpson

“Like the rest of the country, I’m stunned and horrified by the mass shooting that occurred last night in Las Vegas. Like Americans everywhere, I’m anxious to learn more about how and why this situation occurred. Though no words can heal our hurt, and no explanation will ever feel sufficient, I pray that all involved may find comfort as we process this devastating tragedy.”

Sen. Mike Crapo

“As our nation mourns and remembers the lives lost in Las Vegas, we gather in solidarity to uplift those left to heal and those left to grieve. I commend the selfless actions of first responders and everyday citizens who rushed to save, protect and care for their fellow man. Instances like this heinous crime seek to destroy our sense of security and aim to divide. May we unite in the fight against evil with an ever-vigilant drive toward peace.”

Rep. Raul Labrador

“Seeing what happened in Las Vegas, I’m at a loss for words. I have many friends in Vegas and I can tell you it’s a strong, resilient community that will overcome any tragedy. We are grateful for the first responders who put their lives on the line to save the lives of others. Becca and I are praying for all the victims and their families. #LVStrong”

Sen. James “Jim” Risch

“Today is a sad day for all Americans. Vicki and I are praying for the victims of this horrible event and for their families. As usual, our first responders reacted in their typical heroic fashion.”