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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement after Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting

Jun 14, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Johnson, releases statement after Congressional Baseball Practice shooting:

“This morning, some of my colleagues were struck by a disgraceful and despicable act of violence. My thoughts and prayers are with Whip Steve Scalise, the other members of Congress present at the shooting, their staff, and especially with the Capitol Police officers affected by this unwarranted shooting,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “The shooting took place at a practice for the congressional baseball game, an annual tradition that brings members of Congress, across political persuasions, together. There is no place for such senseless violence in our country.”

“I am very grateful for the brave and swift action taken by the first responders and Capitol Police to protect those in harm’s way. This act of courage they display every day saved countless lives and exemplifies the sincere devotion these men and women have to serve and protect.”

“It is in this American spirit that I ask for all Americans to unite in offering their prayers and well-wishes to all those affected.”