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Babin Statement on Shooting at Republican Congressional Baseball Practice

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Washington, June 14, 2017 | comments

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement in response to this morning’s shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, VA:

“I am deeply sickened and angry by this morning’s targeted shooting of Republicans at a congressional baseball practice. My prayers are with my colleague House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Capitol Police, Congressional staff and all those who were injured. I am extremely grateful for the heroic response from the two Capitol Police officers who rushed the shooter at their own peril, as well as my colleagues who shielded and tended to the wounded and the rapid response by the local authorities and first responders. With the victims being unarmed, their actions saved countless lives. As more information continues to come available, it is clear that the extreme and hateful rhetoric directed at our President and members of Congress must come to an end. Despite our political differences, this level of hate has no place in our political discourse.”

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