Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) condemned the shooting and killing of Miami Rabbi Joseph Raksin.
Raksin was shot and killed on Saturday as he walked to morning services. Police are still investigating the incident.
“As we wait for the facts of this tragic shooting to fully emerge, we do so knowing that the ugly face of anti-Semitism is again on the rise across the globe,” Hastings said. “Just two weeks ago, only a short distance from where Rabbi Raksin was killed, anti-Semitic graffiti was found painted on the wall of a nearby synagogue.”
Hastings said he was “shocked, saddened, and outraged” to hear about the murder. He also offered his condolences to the family of the victim.