Local and state lawmakers shared their reactions to the Wednesday Arlington, Va. shooting that left U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise in critical condition and injured four others.
Just met with Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey at the hospital. Thanked them for saving my life.
— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) June 14, 2017
May we all come together with prayers for the survivors, love for their friends and family, and the courage to make this country its best. pic.twitter.com/2CIOnOh2su
— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) June 14, 2017
Very thankful that @JeffFlake is safe and was able to assist during today's crisis https://t.co/YtHlGcFIN6
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) June 14, 2017
Praying for @SteveScalise & other victims as they recover from their wounds after the shooting. Thnx to Capitol Police for brave response.
— Martha McSally (@RepMcSally) June 14, 2017
Very sad news this morning. Our thoughts are with @SteveScalise, colleagues, staffers, Capitol police and all others affected.
— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) June 14, 2017
Praying for @SteveScalise, my colleagues, staff & officers involved in terrible shooting- appreciate @CapitolPolice's bravery & swift action
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) June 14, 2017
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
Hoping the victims make a quick and full recovery. Violence against any elected or government official is an attack against our democracy.
— Jonathan Rothschild (@JRothschildAZ) June 14, 2017
Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath
“While any act of violence against fellow citizens is a tragedy, it is particularly heartbreaking when citizens are targeted because of their role as public servants. Today, our democratically-elected public officials, their staff and first responders became targets of violence. And in times of tragedy, we must remember that before we are Democrats or Republicans, we are Americans. What happened today should feel personal to every American. As such, I want Representative Scalise and the other victims of today’s shooting to know that they have a nationwide community of support that stretches coast to coast. Our thoughts are with them and their loved ones.”