Friday, June 16, 2017

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell's June 14 statement on shooting at GOP Congressional baseball practice.

In a June 14 press release U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell issued a statement regarding the shooting at the baseball practice for the Congressional baseball game. Dingell said that she was stunned and horrified about the shooting that occurred at the Republican baseball practice Wednesday, June 14. Dingell stated that the Congressional baseball game is one of the few events on Capitol Hill that are still left, and that it is an event where people, Democrats and Republicans come together as a community.

According to Dingell, "We are praying for all of them - my Congressional colleagues, their staffs, the Capitol Police, their families and everyone affected."

According to a press release from the office of Congressman Scalise's office Friday, there has been an update from MedStar Washington Hospital Center regarding the condition of Congressman Scalise. According to Washington Hospital Center, " Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time. At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates."

According to Dingell, "Let us come together today. We need to lose this divisiveness, this constant disagreement, animosity and hostility between too many people. We need to listen, share, respect, and accept each other."

Jeff Brown
Editor & Publisher
Purple Walrus Press.

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