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‘F****d Up’: Democratic POTUS Candidates React To Shooting In Texas

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Chris White Tech Reporter

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke were among several Democratic presidential candidates who spoke out after the shooting Saturday in Odessa, Texas.

Their comments came after five people died and at least 21 others were injured after a shooting Saturday in Odessa and Midland. At least 21 people were shot, two of whom are police officers, Midland Mayor Jerry Morales said, according to CNN.

“I’m heartsick for the victims of this latest mass shooting in Odessa and Midland. We shouldn’t have to live with this near daily fear and horror. We’ve already lost far too many to gun violence — Congress must act now,” Warren of Massachusetts said on Twitter.

O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, made similar comments at a campaign stop in Virginia.

“We do know that this is f****d up. We know that this has to stop in our country,” he told a small crowd of supporters. (RELATED: Beto O’Rourke Says He’s ‘Open’ To ‘Mandatory’ Gun Buybacks)

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People are evacuated from Cinergy Odessa cinema following a shooting in Odessa, Texas, U.S. in this still image taken from a social media video August 31, 2019. Rick Lobo via REUTERS

Sen. Kamala Harris called for action to prevent future shootings.

“I’m sick of this. America is sick of this,” the California Democrat said in a tweet Saturday. “We need to act.”

Harris has seen her support sag over the past few weeks as other candidates appear to make inroads wish Democratic constituents.

The Odessa shootings come after similar tragedies in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

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