Mississippi, Louisiana governors react to Orlando mass shooting

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said he has asked the state’s public safety commissioner to move assets to areas where people are concentrated, and has been told the state homeland security office to evaluate policies and procedures to keep all state residents safe.

“Please join Deborah and me in praying for God’s peace and comfort for those affected by the horrific act of terror in Orlando,” he wrote in a message on his Facebook page.

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and ranking member of the House Committee On Homeland Security, said he is confident that the federal government will investigate all aspects of the crime.

“It is important to note that we must review the facts of these events carefully and not jump to conclusions prematurely,” he wrote in an emailed statement. “We must counter the ideology and hate of all those who want to do us harm, including those perpetuated by lone wolves.”

Clarion Ledger
6/13/16