Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Responds to Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

October 27, 2018
Press Release
Calls on Trump to stop kowtowing to the NRA

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) reacted to today’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh, an attack the Anti-Defamation League has said is likely the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States, with the following statement:

“I extend my sympathies to all of the Tree of Life victims, their families and the first responders wounded by an anti-Semitic maniac in this horrific crime. President Trump’s statements today, suggesting that if there were armed guards inside the synagogue they may have been able to stop the shooter, is NRA-driven and sophomoric logic. We need a president who protects all Americans from enemies both foreign and domestic.  President Trump must put America first and stop the anti-George Soros and anti-Globalist (code for ‘Jewish,’ for many) rhetoric. Trump must also stop encouraging and advocating violence.”