House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, Returns to Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, has returned to Capitol Hill for the first time since he was shot while at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
Scalise was greeted by standing ovation from the House as he walked in.
He participated in Thursday’s vote series and addressed his colleagues on the House floor, thanking Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a decorated Army Ranger who was on the practice field that day and whom Scalise credits with saving his life.
Scalise also wanted to thank the American people for their well wishes.
“You had people from all walks of life that had never met me before and yet they saw what had happened and they just wanted to offer prayers,” Rep. Scalise said. “That warmth and love gave us just incredible strengthen that you can’t imagine during some really, really difficult times.”
Scalise also said the aftermath of the shooting was really a point where the country got to see the warm side of Congress and thanks his fellow lawmakers for their prayers.