“US Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson has said people should not politicize the Orlando nightclub mass shooting that left at least 50 people dead and 53 others injured on Sunday.
“‘Thoughts are with the #Orlando victims & a community who has been attacked,’ Johnson said in a Twitter message on Sunday. ‘It’s a time to mourn, be strong & be what makes America great.'”
“Johnson called on Americans to allow the authorities continue their investigations and to extend their condolences to the victims of the deadly attack.
“‘In this immediate aftermath of what is clearly a tragic and despicable attack, our thoughts must be with the victims,’ Johnson said in a separate statement issued on Sunday afternoon.
“‘Regardless of what the motivation is ultimately found to be, this violence against innocent people simply going about their lives is both cowardly and infuriating. We must allow the authorities to do their jobs, understand how this attack came about, and then respond accordingly. It is not a time to either politicize or jump to conclusions,’ he stated.”