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From the office of Rep. Val Demings

Today, Rep. Demings issued the following statement. At 10:00 am this morning, she spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in honor of the victims of the 2016 Pulse shooting.

Rep. Val Demings

Said Rep. Demings, “Today we remember the victims, whose story did not end in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016. The Pulse Nightclub was a safe space, where people could go for what my Bishop called a ‘late-night fellowship.’

“The memories of those who died live on in our hearts and we will continue to tell their stories. They will not be defined by their tragic deaths through gun violence but by the lives they lived, the people they touched and the love they gave.

“I believe as I did then that Orlando is strong, and that we can weather any storm, so long as we do it together. I believe that together, we can build a community where no survivor is left behind, and where we, as a nation, make gun violence reduction a top priority.”

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