Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Rep. Peters Remembers Chabad of Poway Tragedy During Moment of Silence on House Floor

Apr 29, 2019
Press Release

Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) led the House of Representatives in a moment of silence following the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue:

“Madame Speaker, it is with great sadness that I rise today to speak of the tragic shooting that took place at Chabad of Poway on Saturday. As the synagogue celebrated the last day of Passover, a 19-year-old terrorist walked in and opened fire with an assault rifle. One woman was killed, and three others were badly hurt.

Lori Gilbert-Kaye died while selflessly trying to protect her Rabbi from the gunman. She is recalled as a faith-filled, generous, caregiver who put others before self. Lori died as she lived.

Yesterday, I attended an event to honor local Holocaust survivors. As I watched these brave men and women who survived Nazi Germany, I was confronted with the tragic realization that, today, in 2019, Jews are still being threatened by murderous white supremacists.

Now, I’m going to ask for a moment of silence. But we must follow it with action. We must act against gun violence, and we must come together to stop the rising tide of white supremacy that plagues our nation today.”

 

Watch Rep. Peters deliver the remarks and observe the moment of silence HERE.