Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Yoho Statement on Poway Synagogue Shooting

Apr 29, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In light of Saturday’s shooting at the Poway Synagogue, Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement:

“Anti-Semitism, and all forms of hate and bigotry, have no place in America. My heartfelt prayers go out to the victims of this cowardly act.

“America was founded on the right of freedom of religion and peaceful assembly. The right to worship is intrinsically tied to these basic rights and the shooting this past weekend in Poway, California was an attempt to take away those rights. Attacking individuals in their place of worship is cowardly and any individual perpetrating such an act should by tried to the fullest extent of the law.

“I commend the San Diego Police Department for apprehending the suspect and wish the survivors a speedy road to recovery.”