WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) released the below statement regarding the rioting and looting in Philadelphia:
“While Americans have the right to peacefully protest, no one has the right to riot and loot. The unacceptable violence in Philadelphia [Monday] night underscores the need for elected officials to support our law enforcement officers who face danger on a daily basis. According to the Philadelphia Police Department, 30 officers were injured by rioters [Monday] night, including a female sergeant who was struck by a speeding truck.
“Police officers are hardworking, honorable people who do the right thing and protect our communities. An investigation into [the] police-involved shooting is underway and I am confident any questions will be fully addressed by the investigation.”
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