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    Read Bernie Sanders’ statement on the Virginia shooting

    US Senator and former Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at "The People's Summit" in Chicago, June 10, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM YOUNGJIM YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images
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    Senator Bernie Sanders.

    The following is Senator Bernie Sanders’ statement on the attack that wounded several people, including Representative Steve Scalise.

    “I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign. I am sickened by this despicable act. Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. Real change can only come about through nonviolent action, and anything else runs against our most deeply held American values.

    My hopes and prayers are that Representative Scalise, congressional staff and the Capitol Police Officers who were wounded make a quick and full recovery. I also want to thank the Capitol Police for their heroic actions to prevent further harm.”