Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) were the first presidential candidates to weigh in on Friday’s shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood that left three including a police officer dead. Both included the hashtag #StandWithPP in their tweets Friday evening reacting to the attack.
Today and every day, we #StandWithPP. https://t.co/oifqTQLx1X
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 27, 2015
We proudly #StandWithPP of Colorado Springs and the brave law enforcement personnel who fought to protect it.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 28, 2015
It is still unclear whether the suspected gunman, identified as Robert Lewis Dear, had a motive in attacking the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. He was detained by authorities after an hourslong standoff.
The White House released a statement on the shooting Saturday morning, in which President Obama called for something to be done “about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them.”
Update: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who is running for the Republican 2016 nomination, tweeted his reaction Saturday morning.
Praying for the loved ones of those killed, those injured & first responders who bravely got the situation under control in Colorado Springs
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 28, 2015