Washington, D.C. – Following a night of rioting and looting in Philadelphia, U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the below statement:
“While Americans have the right to peacefully protest, no one has the right to riot and loot. The unacceptable violence in Philadelphia last night underscores the need for elected officials to support our law enforcement officers who face danger on a daily basis. According to the Philadelphia Police Department, 30 officers were injured by rioters last night, including a female sergeant who was struck by a speeding truck.
“Police officers are hardworking, honorable people who do the right thing and protect our communities. An investigation into yesterday’s police-involved shooting is underway and I am confident any questions will be fully addressed by the investigation.”