VIDEO RELEASE Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution by Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio Honoring the Lives Lost in the Surfside Tragedy, Thanking Brave First Responders

July 14, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution by Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio honoring the lives lost in the horrific tragedy on June 24, when the Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Florida, suddenly collapsed in the middle of the night, and commending the bravery of the men and women who have risked their lives in search, rescue and recovery efforts.

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Senator Rick Scott said, “I was on the ground in Surfside following the collapse talking to families, first responders and members of the community. We continue to pray for the Surfside community, our Jewish community, the families and loved ones of the lost and all of those working tirelessly to serve the Surfside community. The pain these families and all affected by this tragedy are experiencing is heartbreaking and unimaginable. In the face of tremendous loss, our first responders ran into the danger. They are heroes that came from across Florida, the United States, and from Israel and Mexico. We can never thank these brave men and women enough for their bravery and determination in the face of this terrible tragedy. In the weeks and months ahead, I will be relentless in the search for answers to make sure this never happens again.”

Senator Marco Rubio said, “Nothing we can say or do will rebuild the families decimated by the Surfside tragedy. As we honor the victims and pay tribute to our heroic first responders, we must continue to support them and our community. It is a long road ahead, but the outpouring of support from around the world is comforting. It reaffirms that with faith and unity we will overcome this tragedy one day at a time.”