Vice President Mike Pence gave his condolences to the families of the students killed in a school shooting in California today, saying he spoke to President Trump about the situation earlier in the day.
Speaking to a group at NASA in Northern California, Pence called it, “another heartbreaking day for students and parents.” Pence pledged that the administration is dedicated to ending the “scourge of gun violence.”
“I spoke to President Trump not long ago and he asked me to convey his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and the entire Santa Clarita community,” Pence said, adding that the President has “directed the full resources of the federal government to support local law enforcement efforts as the investigation goes forward.”
The Vice President also commended first responders and school officials.
“Our hearts are with the families of the victims,” he said. “Our hearts are with everyone in that community.”
“But to every American, and every one of you gathered here, we say, this President and this administration will remain resolved to bring the scourge of mass shootings to an end and we will not rest until we end this evil in our time and make our schools and our communities safe again,” he added.