Wagner-Bartos Ticket

Wagner-Bartos Statement On Today’s Tragic Shooting At Squirrel Hill Synagogue

2018 Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner and his running mate Jeff Bartos are suspending further campaign activity today in light of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. Wagner and Bartos each issued the following statements on the tragedy.

“Tracy and I offer our condolences to the families of the victims whose lives were lost today in Squirrel Hill,”  said Scott Wagner. “This type of violence is sickening and has no place in our society. We salute the bravery and swift response of local law enforcement in containing the suspect and we will suspend campaign activity today so we can continue to monitor the situation and provide whatever assistance is necessary.”

Jeff Bartos added, “As a person of Jewish faith, this terrible tragedy hits close to home. Sheryl and I are heartbroken for the victims and their families. Our whole family has attended services at various synagogues throughout our lives,  just as these victims did today. We should not and cannot accept a society where innocent people feel that they put their lives at risk by attending a worship service. We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, this despicable act of violence perpetrated by a gutless coward. And we stand with all members of the Jewish community and all Pennsylvanians at this terrible time.”