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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18)

Rep. Murphy Voices Support for Pulse Victims on House Floor

Washington, June 12, 2019 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROADCAST QUALITY VIDEO   To watch her speech, click here. A transcript of Rep. Murphy’s remarks can be found below. Thank you, M. Speaker. Today marks three years since the terrible tragedy that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. That’s 36 months, 156 weeks, and 1,095 days that the victims’ family and loved ones have had to live without their presence and without their light. This single incident shook our community to its core and forever changed us. But our city showed that we are a vibrant community that prides itself on its love and inclusion. Following the tragedy, hundreds came out to donate blood, and help their fellow brothers and sisters in their time of need. The site was transformed into a makeshift memorial; one that was full of love, thoughtful notes, and flowers. This was the largest attack against LGBTQ people in U.S. history. As we celebrate Pride Month, we must honor their memories, be inspired by their legacies, and recognize the positive contributions the LGBTQ community offers to the world. And while those memories may be raw, and remembering those we lost may still hurt—we cannot forget that the love that the 49 victims brought into this world will always be stronger than the hate that stole their lives on that day. Hate will never win. Love always will. And the memories of those who lost their lives will never, ever be forgotten. Thank you. And I yield back.   ###