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North Carolina leaders condemn “horrific” Pittsburgh synagogue attack

North Carolina elected officials set aside politics Saturday and condemned in the strongest language possible the mass-shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead and six wounded.

Senator Thom Tillis said it is “beyond disturbing that anti-Semitism continues to exist and fuel such evil.”

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein tweeted that “there is so much that is wrong and so much pain in our nation. We must embrace each other and love each other as human beings. Calling people “evil” or “animals” or “enemies” cannot be accepted. Instead of dehumanizing others, we must make a better way.”

Congressman Mark Walker described the suspect as a “deranged bigot” while Congresswoman Alma Adams condemned the shooting inside a sacred place of love and community.

Rep. Adams worried that “we are raising a generation that will have a real fear of mass shootings and domestic terror. It is time to address our growing divide and to heal our nation.”

Read more responses from North Carolina’s politicos below:

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