Thompson Issues Statement on Shooting Involving Members of Congress

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson issued the following statement in response to reports that Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), two Capitol Police officers and a staff member being shot this morning during a Congressional Baseball Team practice in Alexandria, Va.:

“I was at a speaking engagement early this morning when the shooting took place at the congressional baseball practice. My wife, Penny, and I are praying for a quick recovery for Majority Whip Scalise and all those who were injured in this horrific incident.

“I want to thank the Capitol Police and the local law enforcement officials for their quick response and handling of the situation. Out of an abundance of caution, there is an increased police presence in and around the Capitol and office buildings, which remain open to the public and lawmakers.

“We certainly owe the Capitol Police a debt of gratitude for how they selflessly place themselves in harm’s way to protect the public day in and day out.”

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