President Trump has released a statement regarding the shooting that occurred early Wednesday while Republican congressmen were practicing in Alexandria, Virginia, for an upcoming charity baseball game.
A Fox News reporter posted a tweet noting that congressional staffers were also shot.
The president’s statement read, “The vice president and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected.”
— ABC News (@ABC) June 14, 2017
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
Karen & I are praying for @SteveScalise, the Capitol Police, & all hurt for a speedy recovery. Our hearts are with them & their loved ones.
— Vice President Pence (@VP) June 14, 2017
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Congressman shot, others wounded at Republican baseball practice