Political leaders respond to Ohio State attack

State and national political leaders have swiftly responded to Monday's shocking attack at Ohio State University.

Eleven people have been injured after an attacker purposely drove over a curb and into pedestrians, then got out of the vehicle and began stabbing people with a butcher knife.  The attacker has been identified as an OSU student, Abdul Razak Ali Artan. A police officer shot him to death in a matter of minutes.

President-elect Donald Trump posted the following message of support on Facebook that thanked first responders for their help in the incident. 

Trump's Vice President-elect Mike Pence had similar thoughts on a Twitter post on Monday evening:

Ohio Governor John Kasich added his statement on the attack via Twitter: 

Both of Ohio's U.S. Senators also have addressed the incident via Twitter.  Sherrod Brown released the following statement on Monday afternoon: 

Rob Portman added: 

Many members of Congress are also standing with the people of Ohio State, including one of its alumna, Marcia Fudge of Cleveland: 

Senator Tim Kaine, running mate of Hillary Clinton in the recent election posted initially that the attack at Ohio State was gun-related, but updated his tweet accordingly.

That didn't prevent some from taking a shot at Kaine, including Rep. Niraj Antani of suburban Dayton: "But not saddened by the senseless act of machete or car violence?"

 

 


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