Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee
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Cooper Statement on the Mass Shooting in Orlando

Jun 12, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today released the following statement after the mass shooting in Orlando:

“This is one of the worst days in American history: our largest mass murder, more ISIS terrorism on U.S. soil, and the worst hate crime ever all in the same horrific nightmare. I stand with all the victims and their families and loved ones, particularly with the LGBT community that was deliberately targeted,” Rep. Cooper said. “I wish I could be at the Nashville vigil tonight to support our great mayor, Megan Barry, in her efforts to mourn our dead and heal our nation, but I am already in Washington for votes tomorrow in Congress.”