U2 is a band known for its social conscience and activism, usually for left-wing causes. However, its lead singer Bono sets a shining example that other liberal celebrities would do well to emulate: he took time to go to Capitol Hill and meet with Steve Scalise staffers and to sign a Get Well card for the wounded congressman.
The Blaze reports:
U2 lead singer Bono visited House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s (R-La.) staff one week after the shooting at the Republicans’ congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
The rocker caused quite a stir when he was seen walking through the U.S. Capitol. While he was in Washington, D.C., Bono signed a large get-well card for Scalise, who was shot in the hip June 14 and is slowly recovering in the hospital, before going on to visit with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
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Bono’s visit with Scalise’s staff comes just one day after he paid tribute to the injured lawmaker during a D.C. concert at FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins.
“You’ve been through some troubling days here on the shooting in Alexandria,” Bono told concertgoers. “We are so grateful that Congressman Scalise and his comrades made it through — so grateful. We hold them up as love holds us all up.”
One conservative concertgoer, Inez Stepman, who writes for The Federalist, said she was “surprised and gratified” by Bono’s kind words for Scalise and noted that the legendary singer also said everyone is welcome to his shows, “no matter who you voted for.”
Bono’s a class act.