Cardin Discusses Unrest in Baltimore on U.S. Senate Floor

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), while managing the amendment process on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, spoke on the floor of the Senate Tuesday about overnight violence in Baltimore. He once again called for answers in the death of Freddie Gray.


“Baltimore is known for its people, its friendliness and the real pride of our strong neighborhoods. The city’s spirit was shaken badly during yesterday’s events, as we saw violence escalate to unthinkable levels. What happened to Freddie Gray is something that needs to be investigated fully. In Baltimore and beyond, we want justice. All of us want justice. Freddie Gray’s death was heartbreaking. Seeing a small few use his death as an excuse for violence and looting – potentially derailing the movement to seek justice for Mr. Gray – was all the more painful.


“As our neighborhoods begin to heal from the scars suffered last night, I hope we can refocus and recommit ourselves to seeking justice for Freddie Gray and building a stronger Baltimore.”

Benjamin Louis "Ben" Cardin is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who serves as the junior United States Senator from Maryland, in office since 2007.

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