Press Release

September 16, 2013
Cardin Statement On Navy Yard Shooting

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) issued the following statement on the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard:


“The fatal shooting at the Washington Navy Yard this morning is a senseless tragedy. I mourn the loss of life and offer my prayers to all who have been affected by this heinous act, especially the families of the victims. Our Navy and their civilian colleagues work day and night to protect the American public. An attack on the people tasked with keeping this nation safe is beyond unacceptable. While we are still waiting  for a better understanding of the events to emerge, it is my hope that all those who were responsible will be brought to justice. I thank our Federal, State and Local first responders and law enforcement for swiftly and dutifully responding to this appalling attack despite the personal dangers.”