Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in serious condition in a D.C. area hospital after a Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire on GOP members of Congress during baseball practice.
It was an appalling act of violence that has raised questions about security for politicians and whether or not they should have armed protection.
Messages of support and prayers have been pouring in from both sides of the aisle as Scalise tries to recover from his injuries.
Sunday, Father’s Day, a tweet went out from Scalise’s Twitter account and it immediately got a lot of attention.
From Washington Examiner:
Steve Scalise’s Twitter account on Sunday posted photos of the House Majority Whip with his family, saying this Father’s Day “has special meaning for the Scalise family.”
Scalise has been hospitalized since Wednesday when he and other Republicans came under rifle fire while practicing baseball.
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 18, 2017
This update was posted to his Twitter account yesterday.
Update on the condition of Majority Whip Steve Scalise, courtesy of MedStar Washington Hospital Center: pic.twitter.com/fevQQtPVTV
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 17, 2017
Great to hear that Scalise appears to be getting better.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.