House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday met with survivors of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub shooting, as well as families of some of the 49 people who died in the terror attack.
Pelosi left flowers at the memorial outside the club, writing “San Francisco is Orlando strong and united” alongside other messages. Since the shooting in June, she has worn a rainbow armband most of the times she has appeared in public.
“After losing her brother to AIDS, Barbara Poma opened Pulse to keep his memory alive through a place where young LGBT Americans would know they were loved, celebrated and safe,” Pelosi, whose represents San Francisco, said in a statement. “Pulse was a monument to joy, born out of grief. Through our tears, in the name of young lives cut too short, let us renew this enduring faith: love will triumph over hate.”
The minority leader is scheduled to appear with former Democratic National Committee chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida on Friday at an event on the Zika virus. She will also hold a campaign fundraiser for Wasserman Schultz, who announced her resignation as chair just before the party’s national convention amid an email scandal.
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