Orlando lawmakers are speaking out following the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia on Tuesday morning that left Majority Whip and Louisiana Congressman Steven Scalise wounded along with other members of the capitol police. The shooter has died and Scalise is in critical condition after surgery.
The incident took place during a softball practice for a charity game.
President Donald Trump..
Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2017
Senator Bill Nelson:
We are all Americans first, regardless of party. We are all on the same team. And we’re praying for those injured in this heinous attack.
— Bill Nelson (@SenBillNelson) June 14, 2017
Florida Senator Marco Rubio
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 14, 2017
Congressman Daniel Webster had this tweet..
— Daniel Webster (@RepWebster) June 14, 2017
Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy had this statement…
“My thoughts are with Congressman Scalise and all those injured in today’s ballpark shooting—including the two Capitol Police officers who valiantly protected the lives of my colleagues and their staff. I am thankful to Capitol Police and our first responders who were able to rapidly respond, contain the shooter, and tend to the injured. This type of senseless violence against any American is unacceptable.
Congresswoman Val Demings…
“I’m saddened and disturbed to hear about the senseless attack on my colleagues, the Capitol police and their staff this morning. My prayers are with them. I’m relieved to hear the perpetrator was caught and we thank the U.S. Capitol Police and our first responders for the bravery they displayed today, and everyday.