In response to the armed attack this morning in Alexandria, Virginia against members of Congress, including Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), and their staff, Interfaith Alliance president Rabbi Jack Moline issued the following statement:

“Interfaith Alliance joins a stunned nation in concern over the shooting of Members of Congress and their staff at a sports field in Virginia this morning. Our hearts ache at the intrusion of violence into this moment of camaraderie, something sorely needed in these tumultuous times. We hope for a speedy and complete recovery for those injured physically and emotionally, and we are grateful to law enforcement for their rapid response.”

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