Conn. Congressional delegation reacts to shooting of House Majority Whip
The congressional charity baseball game will take place as scheduled Thursday night. The announcement was made just hours after a gunman opened fire early Wednesday on members of Congress who were practicing outside Washington D.C. for the charity baseball game.
5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty said in a statement that everyone on her staff is accounted for and were not at the field. Esty also said they are are praying for GOP friends and colleagues.
Senator Chris Murphy's office says he is the catcher for the Democrats in the upcoming charity baseball game, and noted that the GOP practices on a different field.
4th District Congressman Jim Himes says he is horrified by the attack on his congressional family this morning. He added that he was grateful to the first responders. Himes added that on the eve of one of the most popular bipartisan traditions in Washington, these attacks have shaken the tight-knit community on the Hill.
Senator Richard Blumenthal said his heart goes out to Congressman Scalise, his staff, and the security officials involved in the shooting. Blumenthal also said he was grateful for swift action of the Capital Police, who unhesitatingly disregarded danger to themselves in protecting others. Blumenthal also called for everyone to put aside politics and support all affected.