As the news of the Orlando terrorist attacks filtered through the media Sunday, a surprising few of Idaho’s political leaders made comments on social media.
Here’s what we found.
Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb (D-Boise)
Rep. Brent Crane (R-Nampa)
Rep. Heather Scott (R-Blanchard)
Rep. Mat Erpleding (D-Boise)
Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Idaho Falls)
Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter (R)
Idaho GOP Chair Stephen Yates
We were unable to find any comments made by Idaho’s Congressional Delegation — Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador and Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch — on social media.**
** Sometime on Monday evening, Sen. Crapo’s office released the following statement:
** By Tuesday, Simpson’s office released this statement:
“Kathy and I are deeply saddened by the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida that claimed the lives of innocent Americans. We send our deepest condolences to the families that lost loves ones in the deplorable act of violence, and pray for the victims and those injured. We are grateful for the heroic actions of our law enforcement and the first responders that continue to care for victims.”
** Risch made comments on CNN with Wolf Blizter (VIDEO HERE)
** Labrador has yet to comment.