La. U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise returns to work following shooting
By: TONY MARKS
With a two-word post on Twitter, a congressman, who was wounded during a baseball practice in June, announced that he was back to work.
“I’m back,” tweeted the Republican Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise on Thursday. According to WAFB in Baton Rouge, Scalise was expected to cast a vote on the House floor that same day before addressing his fellow representatives.
Elected officials across the state including Attorney General Jeff Landry expressed their enthusiasm of Scalise’s return.
“It is truly a miracle to see Majority Whip, and my good friend, Steve Scalise return to the House Floor today,” Landry said in a statement Thursday. “Witnessing his triumphant return took us all back to that emotional and terrifying morning in June when he was shot while practicing for the annual Congressional baseball game, an event Steve cherished.”
“As he said this morning in his address, the Capitol Police officers who rushed to his aid that day were heroes – saving his life and undoubtedly the lives of many others,” Landry continued. “The Capitol Police work tirelessly to keep all members of Congress safe and as a former Congressman, I am grateful for their service. Steve’s message of faith presented on the House Floor today is important for all Americans regardless of religion, political party, or background. Steve’s will to live, his strong faith in God, the selflessness of the Capitol Police, and the prayers of people across the world carried him through. I look forward to following Steve as he continues to be a ferocious leader for Louisiana and our country.”