Governor Wolf’s Statement on Joint Session Honoring Tree of Life Victims

April 10, 2019

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf will attend today’s joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly honoring the victims of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Governor Wolf’s statement:

“For Frances and me, the profound tragedy of the Tree of Life shooting continues to weigh heavily on our minds and souls, even these months later. But we continue to be inspired by the ways in which the people of Pittsburgh came and stood together in the face of hatred and violence. We owe a debt of gratitude to all those who chose love over hate. A dark and despicable act inspired thousands to reach out and find ways to lift up their grieving and terrified neighbors. There were too many inspiring moments and acts of kindness to count.

“We must continue to work together to combat hatred and promote kindness. We must continue to reject antisemitism, white nationalism and any kind of bigotry. We must continue to be a Commonwealth that welcomes people, no matter where they come from. We must continue to put politics aside and work together to make sure we protect the people of Pennsylvania.

“I thank the House and the Senate for coming together today to honor these victims. While solving these challenges will not be easy, the work is essential for our Commonwealth to truly reflect our values.”

SHARE Email Facebook Twitter