August 2nd, 2007
11:17 AM ET
11 years ago

Minnesota congressman responds to tragedy

WASHINGTON (CNN) - On the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday evening, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota, said he had a “heavy heart” in the wake of the Minneapolis bridge collapse on Wednesday evening.

“We pray for the deceased – for those still in peril – and for their families who have yet to hear from their loved ones,” added Ellison.

Ellison represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District which includes Minneapolis and he referred to Minneapolis as his “home town” during his remarks. Ellison also said he would return to Minneapolis on Thursday to help the city recover.

–CNN Associate Producer Martina Stewart

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  1. Glenn'B'ham,Al

    We need to pray for the victims & there families.

    August 2, 2007 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  2. Tom Dedham, Mass

    No poltics, no black or white, just a simple heartfelt prayer for these good americans.

    August 3, 2007 11:17 am at 11:17 am |