Feinstein Statement on Orlando Terrorist Attack
Jun 12 2016
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the terrorist attack in Orlando:
“My heart goes out to the victims and families of the terrible terrorist attack in Orlando. The reported death toll currently stands at 50, with an additional 53 wounded. I will work with the White House and Congress to ensure the city of Orlando has all the resources it needs in the wake of this attack.
“It’s important now that all the facts are gathered as quickly as possible. I’m monitoring the situation very carefully and I’m in contact with both the intelligence community and the FBI. I have also spoken with Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio. While it remains unclear why this individual conducted this attack, it certainly appears to be an act of terror. What we need to know now is whether the shooter is part of a terror cell or a lone wolf and whether he has connections to terrorists abroad.
“In the meantime, the survivors and their families must be well taken care of. Both the city of Orlando and the state of Florida have declared a state of emergency, and the president will soon be addressing the nation. Clearly all necessary resources will be brought to bear.”