Here is the statement released by House Speaker John Boehner today on the Newtown, Connecticut Elementary School Shooting that left 20 children and 6 adults dead:
“The horror of this day seems so unbearable, but we will lock arms and unite as citizens, for that is how Americans rise above unspeakable evil. Let us all come together in God’s grace to pray for the families of the victims, that they may find some comfort and peace amid such suffering. Let us give thanks for all those who helped get people to safety, and take heart from their example. The House of Representatives – like every American – stands ready to assist the people of Newtown, Connecticut.”
Boehner has reportedly canceled the GOP Weekly Address for tomorrow, deferring to President Obama to speak for the nation.