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Faso, Gillibrand on Virginia shooting

Jun 15, 2017 12:02 am
Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) released a statement after four people were shot June 14 during baseball practice for an annual charity game in Alexandria, Va. “Mary Fran and I are praying for the victims of today’s shooting, including Majority Whip [Steve] Scalise, congressional staff, and the brave men and women of the Capitol Police. Thank you to our law enforcement and first responders who rushed to save lives,” the statement read. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also released a statement: “I am praying for the recovery of Representative Steve Scalise, the staff, and the Capitol Police who were wounded at the horrific scene this morning. God bless the police and first responders for their bravery and for taking quick action to ensure that this tragedy wasn’t worse. Our first responders put their lives on the line for us every day. They are true heroes, and in this moment of darkness, they once again displayed what is best about our country. I hope the outcome of this tragedy will be unity, where we put our partisan differences aside and recognize that we are all here for a common purpose."