Gohmert releases statement on murder of Kayla Gomez

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On Monday, Rep. Louie Gohmert released the following statement regarding the tragic murder of 10-year-old Kayla Gomez-Orozco.

“My heart truly breaks for the family and friends of Kayla Gomez-Orozco. Such a beautiful child with so much potential.  This murder was not only horrific, it was completely and easily avoidable. The alleged murderer, identified by Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith as a previously deported criminal illegal alien, should have been behind bars or prevented from re-entering our nation illegally. If we do not start enforcing our porous borders, innocent lives, like little Kayla’s, will continue to be in grave danger. This is an issue that needs to be addressed, not ignored or boldly embraced. My fervent prayers are with Kayla’s family as they begin to process this unimaginable, senseless loss and deal with the absence of such a precious child.”

The murder of Gomez-Orozco is a sensless tragedy that has touched lives across the world.

From all of us at KETK, hug your children extra tight tonight. Life is precious and too short. Fly high, Kayla. You are now home. 

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