Scalise Points to Law Enforcement as the True ‘Heroes’ When Recalling ’17 Congressional Baseball Game

While preparing for the upcoming Congressional Baseball Game, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) isn’t forgetting about the “heroes” from the shooting two years ago.

At the congressional baseball practice on June 14, 2017, a gunman opened fire on the Republican members of Congress, leaving Scalise severely injured with nerve damage in his left leg and others hurt as well.

Scalise previously detailed his testimony on “The View” of what ran through his mind during the shooting:

“At that point, I just started to pray … I put it in God’s hands, and I prayed. The first thing that came to mind, I’ve got a daughter, she was 10 years old at the time. I said, ‘God, please don’t let Madison have to walk down the aisle alone.'”

“There were so many miracles on that field,” Scalise said.

That moment two years ago isn’t stopping the House minority whip from participating in the Congressional Baseball Game, and at the same time, he’s also praising the law enforcement officer who saved his life, Special Agent Crystal Griner.

“I think about the heroes when I think about June 14, 2017,” Scalise tweeted Wednesday along with a video. “[…] We’ll forever be grateful for the courageous action of Capitol Police.”

He offered praise to law enforcement officials who risk their lives:

“If they weren’t out there that day and risking their lives, I mean, y’all can be proud to know that the best of law enforcement was on display that day. You make not only United States Capitol Police proud, but every man and woman who puts on a badge and goes and risks their life protecting communities can be proud to know that that day, the Capitol Police were the epitome of what’s great about law enforcement.”

Watch the video below:

Even after surviving a shooting, Scalise has made known that his view on opposing gun control hasn’t changed.

“Every American has the right to defend themselves,” Scalise told the ladies on “The View” in December 2018.

Additionally, the Rebpulican lawmaker said at the National Rifle Association’s annual event in April: “Our rights come to us from God, not lawmakers. It’s God who gave us our rights. Our Founding Fathers believed in that.”

The 2019 Congressional Baseball Game is scheduled for June 26.

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