UPDATE: Amanda Henderson of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado:
At the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado our hearts are breaking with the Jewish community at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and with our Jewish family who has been experiencing an increase in anti-Semitic hate and vitriol over the past several years. Hateful and violent rhetoric must stop. Our leaders must lead. This is the time to stop pitting one person against another and to work for freedom and thriving for all.
It’s difficult to find words to describe what happened today at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, but we’ll use this space to aggregate local responses and news updates on what appears to be the deadliest attack on Jewish people in American history. This is a tragedy with enormous social and political import that we’ll all be unpacking for some time. Both Colorado U.S. Senators have expressed their outrage and sympathy:
Gun violence, fear-mongering & anti-Semitism have no place in our communities—let alone our places of worship. My prayers are with the Tree of Life Synagogue as they confront this devastating attack. I echo Pennsylvania Gov Wolf: We’ve been saying “one too many” for too long. https://t.co/utrHciqsU0
— Michael Bennet (@SenBennetCO) October 27, 2018
The hateful and anti-Semitic attack on innocent people in Pittsburgh is horrific and sickening. Jaime and I are praying for the victims, their families, and the first responders.
— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) October 27, 2018