Gutierrez: “Rhonda has been a champion for our children. She is ready to lead.”
For Immediate Release: December 1, 2023
TEXAS – Today, Texas State Senator Roland Gutierrez announced his support for Rhonda Hart for U.S. Congress. Hart is the mother of Kimberly Vaughan, who was killed in the Santa Fe High School shooting in 2018.
Texas State Senator Roland Gutierrez, Candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement:
“For far too long, loose Republican gun laws have been killing our children. We lost ten beautiful souls in Santa Fe, then 19 children and 2 teachers in Uvalde. Many more lives have been lost at church, the mall, Walmarts, and grocery stores. All across this country, lives are lost every single day because Republicans refuse to fix real issues in our country.
“I am proud to support my good friend Rhonda Hart, because she is a fighter for Texans. When her daughter Kimberly was massacred in Santa Fe, Rhonda turned grief and frustration into action to advocate for change and common sense gun safety reform. Four years later, in the aftermath of the Robb Elementary massacre, Rhonda drove to Uvalde to provide support for grieving families. Rhonda has joined Uvalde families both in Texas and our Nation’s Capital to fight for gun safety legislation.
“Rhonda is never afraid to stand up and lend her voice to the side of truth. She has the courage and fortitude to lead. Rhonda has seen firsthand how broken our state is, and together, she and I are going to do something about it in Congress.
“We all have to open our eyes to what is happening in Texas and commit to action. The real issues in our state are not getting fixed by Republicans. Gun violence is preventable. Republicans like Ted Cruz have scammed some Americans into believing that more guns mean less crime. More assault weapons only put our children and communities in danger.
“Here’s the truth. Americans, of all political stripes, believe that common-sense gun safety legislation must be enacted. If we are elected to Congress, we’re going to stop these weapons from invading our communities.”