Famous rock band honors Rep. Scalise at concert

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Congressman Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in the GOP congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia last week, was honored at a U2 concert Tuesday evening.

A post from Rep. Scalise’s Twitter page includes a video of the shout-out, with a message that reads, “Thanks Bono & U2.”

After the first song, U2 singer Bono gave a shout-out to a recovering Scalise, before kicking off the show.

In the video, Bono says, “You’ve been through some troubling days here with the shooting in Alexandria. We are so grateful that Congressman Scalise and his comrades made it through. So grateful. We hold them up, as love holds us all up.”

The concert was reportedly in Hyattsville, Maryland Tuesday evening, which ABC News notes is just 19 miles northeast of Alexandria.

Noah Gray of CNN confirmed that he was at the concert in Maryland when Bono gave the shout-out to Congressman Scalise after the first song.

Another attendee was Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who posted a photo and comment on his Twitter page, saying, “At the U2 concert tonight with friends. What talent. Great show!”

A tweet from another Twitter user stated that Bono isn’t necessarily Trump supporter, or at least he wasn’t at a certain concert in Philadelphia – but his honorable mention of Scalise was still appreciated by many.

 

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