La. Delegation Members, Others Extend Thoughts, Support For Rep. Steve Scalise
U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-4th District) released the following statement regarding the shooting at the congressional baseball practice:
"We are shocked and saddened by the shooting this morning. We are still waiting for additional details, but my dear friend and colleague, Congressman Steve Scalise, members of his U.S. Capitol Police detail, and perhaps other staff members were among those harmed. Our family and staff join countless other Americans this morning in praying for the victims and their precious families. Steve is one of the finest men and most dedicated public servants I have ever known, and I expect his faith and strength of character will carry him through this ordeal. We live in a dangerous world, at a time when evil runs rampant and leaders are targeted. We must be vigilant at all times, but we can never operate in a spirit of fear. We will not be deterred."
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards released the following statement on the shooting in Alexandria, VA that injured Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise:
“This appears to be an outrageous, cowardly attack on one of our own. Steve Scalise is a friend, colleague and fighter for the people of Louisiana. While details continue to unfold, I want to thank the Capitol Police, all the first responders and other members of Congress for their quick and heroic efforts. Reports indicate they took swift action to take down this madman and render aid. Donna and I are praying for Congressman Scalise, his wife Jennifer, their two children, Madison and Harrison, and all those who were injured. I would ask the people of Louisiana to join their prayers to mine for a quick recovery for Congressman Scalise.”
Statement from LAGOP Chairman Roger F. Villere, Jr.:
"I want to express my appreciation to the people of Louisiana for the tremendous outpouring of support and prayer for Congressman Steve Scalise and his family this morning. Steve is a champion for freedom, one of the great leaders to come from among our ranks. We have every expectation that Steve will make a full recovery.
Meanwhile, please continue to pray for Steve, his wife, Jennifer, and their children. Additionally, please pray for the other victims and their families."