Pittenger on Scalise shooting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER ON SHOOTING OF WHIP SCALISE, CAPITOL POLICE OFFICERS, CONGRESSIONAL AIDE
WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), who works closely with Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01) as a Member of the Republican Whip Team, had these comments following today’s shooting:
“Steve Scalise is a wonderful person, a close friend, and a great leader. Most mornings, I am in the gym with Steve. This is incredibly sad, but I am also so grateful for the extraordinarily brave Capitol Police officers who put themselves in harm’s way to prevent a massacre. Without their valor, today could have been much worse.
“Please join me in praying for quick healing for Steve, the police officers, and the Congressional aide who were injured. Today’s news was very upsetting. We will continue our work in behalf of the American people.”