‘My mom’s life mattered’: Son of Black shooting victim urges Congress to act

By: - June 7, 2022 9:02 pm

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 07: Garnell Whitfield, Jr. (C), son of Ruth Whitfield who died in the mass shooting in Buffalo’s Tops supermarket, walks with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (L) and Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) (R) after a hearing on gun violence before Senate Judiciary Committee at Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 7, 2022 in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on “Examining the ‘Metastasizing’ Domestic Terrorism Threat After the Buffalo Attack.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.