Congressman Cleaver on Shootings at Jewish Community Center

Apr 14, 2014
Press Release
Comments from Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II, Missouri’s Fifth District, in the wake of the shootings at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas:

Kansas City – “My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families and friends of those shot and killed yesterday in the senseless, horrendous, and hate-filled targeting of children and seniors, simply because of their faith. The Kansas City Metropolitan area will stand united, and grow deeper in our strength and respect for one another, in the face of this apparent anti-Semitic attack. My hope is that all of those touched by this unspeakable tragedy, will feel the arms of our entire community -- reaching out and pulling them close. That they will feel the love of our embrace, and be comforted by the knowledge that together, we renew our rejection of bigotry and rededicate ourselves to the fight for freedom -- and for faith.”

Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee and also serves as a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus.