Congressman Andy Barr (KY-6) released the following statement:

“I join my fellow Americans in mourning the tragic events last week in Charleston and the unspeakable massacre of nine innocent children of God.  I continue to be inspired by the remarkable grace and Christian love and forgiveness shown by the family members of the victims, which is, ultimately, what is required of all of us to achieve the genuine reconciliation our nation clearly needs.  Because I support any and all additional steps that might facilitate healing in our country, I concur in the judgment of state leaders who have called for the statue of Jefferson Davis to be relocated out of the state Capitol building to another location.”