February 15, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jonathan Ingram
Statement on Behalf of the Republican Party of Riverside County Regarding the Recent Attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
(RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA) — On February 14th, 2018, a day when most Americans throughout the nation prepare for afternoons and evenings expressing love and friendship, we were all shocked and horrified to learn that a massacre had taken place, a contrasting act of evil which took 17 innocent children and adults’ lives away from us.
On behalf of the Republican Party of Riverside County, our hearts are broken, and we mourn the loss suffered by the friends and families of this heinous attack. God rest their souls, and may He bring some form of peace to the hearts of the loved ones left in front of the wake of this terrible crime.
I hesitate to go on further out of respect for those lost, injured, and suffering. Many voices will cry out in pain and compassion, in search of meaning and in demand for action. I pray for a sincere and mindful cooperative task force that seeks revelation, and finds it, in order to take meaningful action towards addressing the mental health in the United States and preventing these types of evil acts. It does no good to respond with hate to anyone heartfelt and well-meaning, regardless of politics, and I hope most weighing in on this conversation will be respectful of one another.
I honestly don’t know what the answers are. Many may think they do, but I trust that the answer lies somewhere between the Constitution and the American uncanny ability to rise to the occasion when trajedy strikes.
May God bless the victims of the attack on the innocent at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Jonathan Ingram, Chairman
Republican Party of Riverside County