Lawmakers seek answers on Crutcher shooting

Lawmakers seek answers on Crutcher shooting 

Posted: 7:09 pm Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

By Jamie Dupree

The fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher by a Tulsa police officer has not only drawn the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice, but also of lawmakers in both parties in the Congress, as they joined in demanding answers about Crutcher’s death.

“His life mattered,” said Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY).

That same quote was used by Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House, as she said the Justice Department was right to get involved in the shooting.

Others also chimed in on Twitter:

Sen. Scott is notable – he is the only black Republican in the Congress.

The issue also found its way into the race for President, as Hillary Clinton tweeted about it as well.

“This should be intolerable,” Clinton wrote.