The shooting that occurred today in El Paso, Texas is another horrific act of violence. This senseless act claimed the lives of at least 20 individuals – individuals who should still be with us today – and at least two dozen more were injured.

Tonight I am praying for the victims and their families, the community and also for the first responders who witnessed this tragedy. I hope you will too.

As a nation, we must do more to identify and support increased attention to mental illness, as well as additional funding for mental health.

Sean Morrison
Chairman, Cook County GOP