NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A heart-felt Elizabeth Warren addressed the Orlando Pulse Night Club shooting in Northampton today.
Senator Warren was scheduled to visit the World War II Club in Northampton at 4 on Sunday. Hundreds came out to hear Warren speak. She came to Northampton to deliver a presentation on income inequality in the United States, but before this, she spoke about the mass shooting in Orlando.
Like President Obama, Senator Warren called this an act of terror and hate. She hopes the country will come together in support of the LGBT community and what they stand for.
Senator Warren stated, “We cannot come out of this shooting more fractured or pointing more fingers at each other. We have got to come out of this saying we are people who are going to come together. That’s the message of pride.”
Northampton Mayor David Narciewiciz also led a moment of silence for all those who lost their lives in Orlando and for the LGBT community.
Northampton’s gay community is mourning the loss of so many in Florida. 22News is talking to members of the community, to find out how they will. Northampton is home to a large openly gay community, hosting many gay pride events throughout the year.
Senator Warren wanted to reassure everyone in America that they should feel safe.