Republicans Send Condolences to Those Affected by ‘Horrific’ New Zealand Shooting: ‘We Stand in Solidarity’

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Republicans are sending their condolences to those affected by New Zealand’s worst-ever mass shooting, which took the lives of 49 people and wounded handful of others on Friday.

Two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, became targets during their Friday prayers when gunmen attacked the people gathered.

Three people in connection to the mass shootings are in New Zealand police custody and one is expected in court on Saturday. Additionally, one gunman praised Trump, saying he’s “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose,” as IJR News reported.

The “horrible massacre” left leaders sending their “warmest sympathy and best wishes” to those affected.

President Donald Trump declared that “the U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do.”

Vice President Mike Pence shared his “condolences & prayers to the families of those who perished in the horrific mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand.”

Additionally, the vice president condemned attacks toward those of faith.

Other Republicans also stood up for those who were affected by the shootings.

“We stand in solidarity with the people of New Zealand,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said.

Republicans show their support in the midst of tragedy:

As IJR Red reported, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) appeared on a CNN segment where he declared that people “cannot put this on President Trump.”

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WTF is wrong with people?

May those taken find the peace and tranquility so horrifically denied them this morning.

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