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Obama, Romney React to Aurora Shooting


Much of the usual back-and-forth of the campaign trail will seem kind of petty and silly today.

Mitt Romney today made the following statement on this morning’s tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado: 

Ann and I are deeply saddened by the news of the senseless violence that took the lives of 15 people in Colorado and injured dozens more. We are praying for the families and loved ones of the victims during this time of deep shock and immense grief.  We expect that the person responsible for this terrible crime will be quickly brought to justice.

President Barack Obama issued a statement expressing his support to the residents of Aurora, Colo.

Mr. Obama, who is in Florida on a campaign trip, was notified of the shooting shortly before 5:30 Friday morning by his Homeland Security adviser John Brennan. Calling the shooting “horrific and tragic,” he promised his administration’s full support to Aurora.

“We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded,” Mr. Obama said. “As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family.”

Tags: Barack Obama , Mitt Romney


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