May 21, 2013

Statement on Tragedy in Oklahoma

Senator Whitehouse released the following statement today through a spokesperson:

“Yesterday afternoon Senator Whitehouse took to the Senate floor to deliver his weekly speech about climate change. It was a speech that had been prepared in advance, and which included a general reference to tornadoes in Oklahoma. Tragically, and unbeknownst to the Senator at the time, a series of tornadoes were hitting Oklahoma at the same moment he gave his remarks. Senator Whitehouse regrets the timing of his speech and offers his thoughts and prayers to the victims of yesterday’s storms and their families, and he stands ready to work with the Senators from Oklahoma to assist them and their constituents in this time of need.”  — Seth Larson, spokesperson for Senator Whitehouse

Press Contact

Meaghan McCabe, (202) 224-2921