Executive Session (Ney Nomination)

Senator Cardin: (11:08 a.m.)

  • Spoke on the recent shooting in Annapolis.
    • "Madam President, I rise today to discuss a topic far too many of my colleagues also had to face, yet another fatal mass shooting in their state. This time, it was in Annapolis, Maryland, our state capital. Exactly two weeks ago on June 28 at about 2:30 p.m., a 38-year-old man who had a long-standing grudge against the "Capital Gazette" newspaper made good on his sworn threats. He entered the newspaper offices, headed to the newsroom, and by the time he was done, he had shot and killed five employees of this community newspaper. "The Capital Gazette" is the local paper of record in Annapolis. It is one of the oldest continuously published newspapers in the United States."