Mitt Romney said on Friday that he is "deeply saddened" by the tragic massacre at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado during midnight screening of the movie "The Dark Knight Rises."
“Our hearts break with the sadness of this unspeakable tragedy," Ronney said.
“Ann and I join the president and First Lady and all Americans in offering our deepest condolences for those whose lives were shattered in a few moments, a few moments of evil, in Colorado.”
“I stand before you today not as a man running for office but as a father and grandfather, a husband, an American. This is a time for each of us to look into our hearts and remember how much we love one another and how much we love and how much we care for our great country. There is so much love and goodness in the heart of America.”
Romney sought to offer solace to the victims and their families.
“Our hearts break for the victims and their families. We pray that the wounded will recover and that those who are grieving will know the nearness of God.”
“Today we feel not only a sense of grief but perhaps also of helplessness. But there is something we can do. We can offer comfort to someone near us who is suffering or heavy laden and we can mourn with those who are mourning in Colorado.”
“This morning Colorado lost youthful voices which would have brightened their homes, enriched their schools and brought joy to their families. Our prayer is that the Comforter might bring the peace to their souls that surpasses our understanding."
He called for the country to come together regardless of race, gender or politics.
“Today is a moment to grieve and to remember, to reach out, and to help, to appreciate our blessings in life. Each one of us will hold our kids a little closer, linger a little longer with a colleague or a neighbor, reach out to a family member or a friend. We’ll all spend a little less time thinking about the worries of our day and more time wondering about how to help those who are in need of compassion most.”
“The answer is that we can come together. We will show our fellow citizens the good heart of the America we know and love.”
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