Reichert statement on shooting at Virginia ballpark

Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) released the following statement in response to the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), members of the U.S. Capitol Police, and a congressional aide at a Virginia ballpark this morning.

“I am praying for everyone who was at the scene this morning and their families and for the quick and full recovery of my friend and colleague, Steve Scalise, the brave members of the Capitol Police who came to his assistance, and the House aide who were tragically shot this morning. During times of heightened political tensions, it is important that as Americans we do not separate ourselves by party identity, but come together as one American family.”

“My staff and I are safe and I am working from my Washington, D.C. office this morning.”