WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) made the following remarks today regarding the tragic church shooting in Charleston, SC:

“On behalf of the whole House, let me say how shocked and heartbroken I am by the murder of innocent churchgoers in Charleston.  At times like this, the depth of our grief reveals the depth of our love and our resolve, and our prayers go out to all the victims’ families.  And our thoughts go to the law enforcement officers working to bring this perpetrator to justice.  Anyone who would do something so unspeakable is pure evil.”