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Hurd Visits Victims of Sutherland Springs Tragedy with Vice President Pence

November 9, 2017
Press Release

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Will Hurd traveled to Texas with Vice President Mike Pence to visit with survivors of the Sutherland Springs tragedy and the families of victims lost. Hurd also received a briefing from local law enforcement and participated in a prayer vigil honoring the victims.

“Witnessing the grief of these mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers was heartbreaking. One single South Texas family lost eight family members and an unborn child. The pain of this community is incomprehensible,” said Hurd, who represents nearby San Antonio and grew up less than 40 miles from the shooting.  

“We must do better. This individual should have never been able to get his hands on a firearm. Too many innocent lives were lost because a known violent criminal slipped through the cracks. I’ll continue to keep close watch of the Air Force’s comprehensive investigation to identify the exact lapse so that we do everything we can to prevent this from ever happening again. We must enforce the laws that were put in place to protect innocent people.”