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Congresswoman Escobar Releases Statement on Federal Sentencing of August 3rd Shooter

Today, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement as the federal sentencing hearing of the August 3rd shooter begins this week:

“While this week’s federal sentencing is an important step toward justice for the horrific tragedy of August 3, 2019, for many El Pasoans, it will also mean re-living the trauma of that day and every day that followed. Many of the survivors still live with significant physical and emotional pain and unfair financial burdens; the victims’ families still feel grieve the loss of their loved ones; and, the racist motivation behind the hateful attack remains incomprehensible.

“I’m certain it will be profoundly difficult for many of the victims to provide their victim impact statements, but I hope the sentencing will be a powerful step toward healing, especially for those most affected by that horrible day. Together, our community will persevere and remain El Paso Strong.”

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