Clyburn Statement on Second Anniversary of the Charleston Massacre

Jun 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn released the following statement on the second anniversary of the massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina:

“In the wake of last Wednesday’s shooting, my thoughts and prayers continue to be with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and all the victims and their families.

“I will be in Charleston tonight to help commemorate the second anniversary of the massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church.  The Charleston community has demonstrated great strength and faith but the healing will be slow.  As we honor the memory of the lives lost and celebrate the resiliency of the survivors, we are reminded that much work remains to be done.  Their legacy of faith and service must become our own as we continue to pursue a more perfect Union.”