Washington - US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement after a known white supremacist and neo-Nazi entered the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC and opened fire, claiming the life of a museum security guard:

"This was a horrifying act of pure evil by a killer who has made his hatred of religious and racial minorities well known. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the innocent victim of this unconscionable attack. This tragic event is a reminder that, unfortunately, in our country there do remain isolated groups and individuals that are fueled by intolerance. In its most extreme form, this intolerance manifests itself in deadly violence. This despicable act is made even more deplorable by the fact that it seems that the killer chose this particular location - a solemn memorial to the victims of one of history's darkest episodes. In addition to striking down a noble guard in the line of duty, this seems to have been an attack targeted against the Jewish community, and it is reprehensible."

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