CNN Premiere: Goldman Sachs CEO Speaks Out on Gun Violence

“All of us at Goldman Sachs express our deepest sorrow at the recent tragic and senseless acts of violence in America, which have resulted in the deaths of friends, neighbors, colleagues, children and other loved ones,” he said. said Solomon in a statement first shared with CNN.

“I urge our elected officials to come together to adopt political initiatives aimed at making our communities safer,” said the CEO of Goldman Sachs.

It is Solomon’s first public statement since the Texas school massacre that killed 19 children and two adults on Tuesday.
Solomon and other business leaders met with New York City Mayor Eric Adams earlier Thursday to discuss crime in the city, including shootings like the one that killed a Goldman Sachs employee over the weekend latest. Daniel Enriquez, a nine-year veteran of the bank, was killed Sunday while riding the subway. He was on his way to brunch, according to the New York Times.

“These were innocent people just going about their lives – going to lunch, getting groceries and going to school,” Solomon said.

So far, the business community has been relatively calm following the latest school shooting. Neither the Business Roundtable nor the US Chamber of Commerce released any statements.

CNN contacted the United States Chamber of Commerce and Business for comment on the recent gun violence, but none commented.

However, even Solomon declined to detail the specific policies he favors for the Elect’s enactment.

Beyond his role as a business leader, Solomon is the boss of one of New York’s largest employers at a time when CEOs are eager to get their staff back in the office after the Covid-19 disruptions.

Solomon said that when meeting with Adams and other private sector leaders, he emphasized “that public safety is the foundation upon which our collective livelihood rests.”

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