Shortly after a deranged former Bernie Sanders for President supporter shot and wounded House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R) and three others before being killed by Capitol Police, politicians from both sides of the congressional aisle put their differences aside to come together to denounce all violence, including the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R) addressed the House and received a standing ovation after he stated, “an attack on one of us, is an attack on all of us.”
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (R), while not mentioning Republicans by name, not even Rep. Scalise, tweeted that her congressional softball “family” was “thinking about our @thehillbaseball colleagues” after the shooting.
— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) June 14, 2017
Wasserman Schultz also retweeted former Rep. Gabby Gifford’s heartfelt tweet about those that were wounded in the attack.
My heart is with my former colleagues, their families & staff, and the US Capitol Police- public servants and heroes today and every day.
— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) June 14, 2017
Giffords was critically injured in 2011 back when a sole gunman shot her point blank in the head during a constituent meeting in Tucson, Arizona. Six of her supporters were not so lucky, and died from their injuries.
Here is what other members of the Florida congressional delegation had to say about the shooting:
— Alcee L. Hastings (@RepHastingsFL) June 14, 2017
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 14, 2017
Praying for @SteveScalise and others shot @ baseball practice. There are too many damn guns in America!
— Rep Frederica Wilson (@RepWilson) June 14, 2017
This incident was not about guns, rather about a sick and angry individual who had a bone to pick with President Trump and the entire Republican Party.