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Boyle Statement on Shooting At Congressional Baseball Game Practice

June 14, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC–  Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) released the following statement today after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, one current and one former congressional staff member, and two Capitol Police officers were injured in a shooting at a practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for charity this morning:
“My prayers are with all of those injured in this senseless shooting today. It is horrifying to think that a person would target members of Congress practicing for a charity baseball game in a spirit of bipartisanship. I condemn the attack and repeat my unwavering position that violence is never the answer.
“I also want to commend and thank the U.S. Capitol Police for their quick thinking and courageous actions this morning that saved lives and prevented a far worse outcome. As we move forward from this tragic event, I hope everyone in our country will take time today to reflect on how our shared identity as Americans far outweighs our political differences.”