Lawmakers react to shooting at congressional baseball practice

WUSA Breaking News

Louisiana House Republican Steve Scalise was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Several other people were hit, including two Capitol Hill police officers.

Lawmakers are offering their thoughts and prayers to the congressman and those wounded.

President Donald Trump tweeted that Scalise was badly injured, but would fully recover.

 

 

First Lady Melania Trump thanked first responders. 

 

President Trump's daughter also expressed her thanks to first responders. 

 

 

Vice President Mike Pence wrote that he, along with his wife, are praying for a speedy recovery.

 

 

Senator Rand Paul was at scene when the shooting occurred. In a statement, he said he was 'shaken but unharmed.'

 

 

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan wrote that 'the hearts of the whole House' were with those involved. 

 

 

Louisiana Governer John Bel Edwards called the incident a "cowardly attack on one of our own." 

 

 

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler also expressed his shock over the "senseless shooting" 

 

 

Many other lawmakers have taken to social media to express their condolences. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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