“No words that can ease the pain of the rampage and certainly the deaths involving a dozen human beings that were killed at the Naval Yard yesterday,” Reid said. “I hope it’s some comfort that this whole institution mourns along side them.” 

On Monday, Senate leaders decided to adjourn the Senate because of the shooting and later went into lockdown mode out of fear that there could be multiple shooters.

“My thoughts are with those who are suffering as a result of the lose of a loved ones and also those recovering from their wounds,” Reid said.