House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice, The Golden Hammer wishes him speedy recovery

In this May 17, 2017 photo, Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks with the media on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, congressional officials say.
Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said several other people also were hit, including two law enforcement officers. Brooks said that Scalise, 51, was down on the ground with what Brooks described as “a hip wound.”Scalise is the No. 3 House Republican leader. He is one of the most conservative Republicans in the United States Congress.

The Publisher of The Golden Hammer met Scalise at a fundraiser in The Woodlands for the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee. Scalise is a Washington, D.C., apartment-mate of Kevin Brady, United States Congressman from The Woodlands and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Scalise is a friend and consistent source of information readily accessible to The Golden Hammer on national news items.

The Golden Hammer wishes Scalise a speedy recovery to Scalise, and the law enforcement officers. Hopefully, the would-be assassin will come to justice swiftly.

President Donald Trump says he and the vice president are “deeply saddened” by news of a shooting “tragedy” at a congressional baseball game.

The president said in a statement Wednesday that “the Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely.”

Rep. Steve Scalise and a number of aides and Capitol Police officers were shot. Alexandria police say the suspect is in custody.

Trump says, “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.”

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