Politicians on both sides of the aisle reacted with horror and sadness to the news of a deadly shooting in a Texas church that killed at least 25 people on Sunday.
Devin Kelley, 26, walked into First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas Sunday morning during a service and gunned down tens of people including a 2-year-old. The shooter was gunned down by police after a chase.
President Trump offered his support from Japan, saying he is monitoring the situation.
May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
The vice president said he and his wife are grieving with the victims and their families.
Karen & I send prayers to victims & their families in TX.We grieve w/ you & stand w/ resolve against evil. Thank you to the first responders
— Vice President Pence (@VP) November 5, 2017
Texas governor Greg Abbott called it "evil" and expressed his grief as well.
Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act. Our thanks to law enforcement for their response. More details from DPS soon. https://t.co/KMCRmOPkiM
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 5, 2017
Some congressmen have already sent their thoughts and prayers to those affected.
Keeping all harmed in Sutherland Springs in our prayers and grateful for our brave first responders on the scene.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 5, 2017
Truly heartbreaking news in #Sutherland Springs. Please say a prayer for First Baptist congregation, first responders & the community there
— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) November 5, 2017
Reports out of Texas are devastating. The people of Sutherland Springs need our prayers right now.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) November 5, 2017
Praying for the families of Sutherland Springs. A church is the most sacred of places. No words. pic.twitter.com/J4z8LCGHuV
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) November 5, 2017
My heart is with the people of Sutherland Springs. May the injured & the families know America stands with them in this painful time.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) November 5, 2017
Many thanked the first responders who jumped into action.