Senator Collins’ Statement on Brutal Attacks in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy

Bangor, ME—In response to the brutal attacks in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy, U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement:

 

“These brutal attacks, the third mass shooting in a week, are horrific.  I am grateful to the brave first responders in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy who quickly stopped the perpetrators of these vicious, hateful acts.

 

“Early reports suggest that the El Paso shooter was motivated by bigotry and a hateful white supremacist ideology. This evil is a threat to the fabric of our society.

 

“The vast majority of Americans care deeply about their friends, families, and neighbors. We have united in the wake of tragedies in the past, and we can do so again to stop this violence.”