Rep. McMorris Rodgers responds to shootings: “Violence motivated by white nationalism is terrorism.”

The United States has seen two mass shootings in less than 14 hours.

Saturday afternoon, a gunman killed 20 people and injured more than two dozen others at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Just after midnight, a man in body armor opened fire in downtown Dayton, Ohio, killing nine and injuring 27.

Both alleged shooters were young white men. In El Paso, law enforcement sources said the gunman told investigators he wanted to shoot as many Mexicans as possible.

Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers responded to the two tragedies on Twitter, saying she is “anxious for more answers, and like so many Americans, I’m angry.” McMorris Rodgers also said “one fact is clear–violence motivated by white nationalism is terrorism.”

My heart breaks for the grieving families and communities in #TX and #OH. I’m anxious for more answers, and like so many Americans, I’m angry. As we wait to learn more, one fact is clear–violence motivated by white nationalism is terrorism. It’s evil & has no place here.

— CathyMcMorrisRodgers (@cathymcmorris) August 4, 2019

After the El Paso shooting, the President called it an “act of cowardice.”

Today’s shooting in El Paso, Texas, was not only tragic, it was an act of cowardice. I know that I stand with everyone in this Country to condemn today’s hateful act. There are no reasons or excuses that will ever justify killing innocent people….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2019

God bless the people of El Paso Texas. God bless the people of Dayton, Ohio.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2019