DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, DNC Vice Chair Senator Tammy Duckworth, and DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong-Hong released the following statement:
“Our hearts are broken over the senseless shootings in the Atlanta area yesterday. We are holding victims and their families in our thoughts, and we stand in solidarity with the AAPI community today. We commend the quick work from law enforcement and hope a speedy investigation will provide answers and justice for this tragic violence.
“While we await more details, we know this is yet another case of gun violence taking a toll on women and communities of color across the country, and Democrats know we must act to prevent even more needless deaths. We’ve seen an unprecedented rise in violence against AAPI communities that has no place in America, and we unequivocally stand against racism and xenophobia in all its manifestations.”