On the fifth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting Orlando, several US Senators condemned it as a targeted attack on the LGBTQ community.
5 years ago, we lost 49 people in a deadly, hate-filled shooting at the Pulse nightclub. The LGBTQ+ community was targeted and killed—all because they dared to live their lives.
Senator Tammy Duckworth https://twitter.com/SenDuckworth/status/1403729355805765634
5 years ago we lost 49 beautiful souls at Pulse nightclub. I continue to hold in my heart those who were killed, their loved ones & the survivors of this unspeakable act of hate toward the #LGBTQ+ community.
Senator Cory Booker https://twitter.com/SenBooker/status/1403713834632855557
Today we #RememberPulse. 49 lives lost to senseless gun violence and anti-LGBTQ hate. A tragedy that is still hard to comprehend.
Senator Dick Durbin https://twitter.com/SenatorDurbin/status/1403758345471807490
Journalist Greg Greenwald contested the claim that Omar Mateen targeted the LGBTQ community: "Democratic Senators and activist groups promoting a false, conclusively disproven narrative about the Pulse shootings for their own benefits." https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1403774419663831041
Was the Pulse nightclub shooting motivated by LGBT hate, and specifically targeted the LGBTQ community?