LAS VEGAS, NV – U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and James Lankford (R-OK), co-chairs of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combatting Antisemitism, today offered the following statement in response to yesterday’s dangerous hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, that was safely resolved:

“On a day that should have been for rest and prayer at Congregation Beth Israel, federal and state first responders were called to help a frightening hostage situation in Colleyville, Texas. We are thankful for their work to get everyone out safely and strongly condemn the antisemitic hate that fueled this heinous act. We want the families and community members affected to know that we stand beside you, we are praying for you, ask the nation to pray for you, and we will continue working to eradicate the scourge of antisemitism.” 

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