U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the shooting at Fort Hood:
“I’d like to start this morning with a word about yesterday’s tragic shooting at Ft. Hood.
“As the investigation continues, we’ll learn more facts.
“But what we already know is that Ft. Hood has faced a great deal of adversity and challenges over the past few years and that the community there has rallied around our uniformed personnel.
“We also know that the on-base military police appear to have responded quickly, appropriately, and, obviously, at great personal risk to themselves.
“So, as always in a tragedy like this, we admire the courage and commitment of those who rushed to help the victims.
“And of course we are all thinking and praying today for the victims, their families, and their fellow soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood.”