POTUS & FLOTUS Visit Senator Scalise Post Horrific Shooting Incident
Rep. Steve Scalise was critically injured after being shot at the hip, as a gunman opened fire at the Congressional baseball team practice on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump and his wife Melanie Trump gave a surprise visit to Scalise at the MedStar Hospital in DC.
Trump tweeted, “Just left hospital. Rep. Steve Scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape- but he is a real fighter. Pray for Steve!”
Congressman Steve Scalise was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, after being shot in Alexandria during a GOP baseball practice session. First Lady Melania Trump thanked first responders for their swift response as gunfire erupted at the spot.
Earlier today, Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen tweeted a photo of House Democrats coming together to pray for their Republican House and Senate baseball colleagues after hearing about the horrific shooting.
Rep. Jack Bergman talked about the hateful political rhetoric that may lead to violence. at the American Newsroom, “The media is complicit if they keep inciting, as opposed to informing.”
Parliament Speaker Paul Ryan also spoke of the incident in his address, saying, “We are united. We are united in our shock. We are united in our anguish. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.“
Rep. Rodney Davis, who was on the field when the shooting began, also spoke to about the cultural environment that may have led to the violence today – “This political rhetoric and political discourse that has lead to hate has led to gunfire. This has got to stop and it’s got to stop today.”
Deeply saddened by the tragedy, Trump along with everyone close to Rep. Scalise is praying for his rapid recovery.
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