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Clark on Moments of Silence for Shooting Victims: 'House Ritual'

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By    |   Tuesday, 03 October 2017 03:01 PM

Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass. blasted lawmakers' moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas shootings saying it has become a "grisly House ritual," The Hill reported.

The House had held a moment of silence Monday evening.

Clark expressed frustration with the number of moments of silence in recent years as a result of mass shootings and noted the rampages have not prompted needed legislative action from Congress, the Hill reported.

"We've had our grisly House ritual of expressing our heartfelt grief, followed by a moment of silence," she said from the House floor. "But the moments have extended into years.

"Families at home did not send us here for our thoughts and prayers. No one in this chamber was elected to tackle our country's challenges with moments of silence."

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., also sharply criticized the moments of silence in a tweet following the shootings.

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Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass. blasted lawmakers' moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas shootings saying it has become a "grisly House ritual," The Hill reported.
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