Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Statement on Dallas Shooting

Jul 8, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on the shooting that killed five police officers and wounded several others in Dallas:

“We cannot resort to violence or cast blame and hatred against one another.

“We all share in the grief of the violence taking place across this country from Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and for the five officers killed.

“As Mahatma Gandhi stated, ‘An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.’ We must call for healing in our nation.”