2016ers Weigh In On Planned Parenthood Attack

Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, makes a point as Bernie Sanders listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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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.

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.

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