WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

A year ago today, America stood aghast at the senseless bloodshed in Newtown, Connecticut. The intervening time can scarcely blunt the grief of those who suffered the most painful loss imaginable. I invite all Texans to take a moment today to remember those 20 first graders who were taken from their families so suddenly. They will forever exist in the hearts of millions of Americans as smiling portraits of innocence. We also remember the adults who laid down their lives that day, and we pray that the survivors may find some modicum of consolation in knowing that their nation has not forgotten them.