Senators Udall and Heinrich Issue Statements on the Las Cruces Church Bombings

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have issued statements on the on the detonation of two explosive devices Sunday morning in Las Cruces.

U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on the explosions at Calvary Baptist Church and Holy Cross Catholic Church:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the congregations of Calvary Baptist Church, Holy Cross Catholic Church and the people of Las Cruces. While I’m relieved that no one was hurt, I’m disturbed that it appears the explosions were intended to cause harm. New Mexicans will not tolerate this unconscionable violence or attempts to instill fear in our places of worship. I’m thankful to the law enforcement officers who responded swiftly yesterday and to those who continue to investigate, and I hope that those responsible will be caught promptly and brought to justice.

“Yesterday’s multi-faith vigil and the outpouring of support from across the state demonstrate that New Mexicans won’t be divided by violence — we stand together in difficult times. I know the community will continue to find strength in one another and their faith.”

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich released the following statement on the two explosions that took place at Calvary Baptist Church and Holy Cross Catholic Church in Las Cruces:

“I am deeply grateful that no one was hurt by the explosive devices that were detonated at two churches in Las Cruces. Let us all make absolutely clear that New Mexico will not tolerate violence against our houses of worship or attempts to spread fear and division among us. The way this community has responded, coming together to find strength in one another and in their faith, is an example we should all look to as we make clear that we all stand with our friends in Las Cruces.”