Rep. Al Green's Statement on The Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting

Jun 14, 2017

Rep. Al Green’s Statement on The Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Al Green (D-TX) releases the following statement after a gunman opened fire on a practice for the 2017 Congressional Baseball game:

“Early this morning, the United States Congress suffered an attack on House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), Zachary Barth (staffer for Rep. Roger Williams R-TX) Matt Mika (Government Affairs – Tysons Foods), Crystal Griner (U.S. Capitol Police), and David Bailey (U.S. Capitol Police).

“An attack on one of us, is an attack on all of us. We have to set aside all of our differences and stand on the common ground that unites all of us. While the victims of this tragedy, included a Member of Congress, everyone should be safe and secure. Days like today should be a reminder, that it does not matter if you are a Democrat or a Republican, we are all Americans.

“I personally cannot thank Capitol Police enough. We are very grateful for their heroism, as they continue to protect and serve Members of Congress as well as congressional staffers daily. Their bravery does not go unnoticed.

“My sincere thoughts and prayers are with Whip Steve Scalise, his entire staff, Capitol Police and staff, others who were wounded, and all of their families.”

 

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