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"Homicide is the Leading Cause of Murders in America"


A viral quote alleged to have come from Texas Democrat Representative Sheila Jackson Lee. She is alleged to have said, "Homicide is the Leading Cause of Murders in America." Determination: Hoax

Sheila Jackson Lee

The quotation is incorrect. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) was speaking on the issue of gun control and noted that gun related “homicide is the leading cause of death” in African Americans.   This according to a May 6, 2013 article by

The full transcript was found posted on LiveLeak as well as an audio recording of what she said in the interview, but the link no longer works.

The crew did find a video where Rep. Jackson Lee made a similar reference:


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