Lawmakers from Virginia offer support after shooting at GOP baseball practice

WASHINGTON (WVEC) -- U.S. senators and representatives from Virginia, as well as other lawmakers, immediately offered responses to the shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria that left U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others injured Wednesday morning.

Republican congressmen were at the field for practicing for an annual charity baseball game.

None of the GOP members representing Hampton Roads were there.

Congressman Rob Wittman used Facebook to let people know that he was not present and that his thoughts were with those who were, particularly those who were hurt.  

Congressman Scott Taylor, who also was not at the baseball practice, expressed gratitude to members of U.S. Capitol Police as part of a tweet he sent Wednesday.

Democratic Congressman Don McEachin expressed his thoughts on Twitter, also.

Congressman Bobby Scott of Newport News provided this statement:

I was shocked and saddened to learn of this morning’s shooting at a Congressional baseball practice.  My thoughts and prayers are with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, my colleagues, their staff, their families, and the United States Capitol Police Officers who responded heroically to stop the shooter. I will continue to monitor developments of this horrific incident closely.

Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, likewise, turned to social media shortly after the shooting happened.

 

 

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe tweeted more than once on his personal Twitter account, noting that the Commonwealth was standing by to help local law enforcement officers in Alexandria and that First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, like him, had everyone affected in her thoughts.

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