Press Release

June 9, 2022
Cardin Responds to Mass Shooting in Smithburg, Md.

BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md) released the following statement regarding the mass shooting this afternoon at Columbia Machine (formerly Bikle Manufacturing), in Smithburg, Md.

“A horrible tragedy has taken place in Smithsburg. My thoughts are with all of the families of the victims today. This cannot keep happening.

“My thanks go out to local law enforcement, Maryland State Police, the FBI, ATF and others who are working to determine the details of what occurred.

“I have reached out to local officials to see what other federal resources may be helpful in the wake of this shooting.”