Congressman Rothfus (PA-12) issued the following statement condemning the actions of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooter:
"The shooter's attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue is pure evil," said Congressman Rothfus. "I condemn this vile action and hope that justice is brought swiftly to the perpetrator. Elsie and I pray for everyone affected by this incomprehensible act. The Psalms tell us that "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.' Today, we stand united with the brokenhearted Jewish community of Pittsburgh. Today we are all brokenhearted."