You may recall that Republican Congressman Steve Scalise was shot by a Bernie Sanders supporter last spring during a baseball game. The shooting almost claimed Scalise’s life but he recovered. Today, he returned to Congress and got a standing ovation.
The Hill reports:
Scalise returns to House with standing ovation
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) made a triumphant return to the Capitol on Thursday for the first time since he was shot at a GOP baseball practice in June.
“You have no idea how great this feels to be back here at work in the people’s House,” Scalise said before a House chamber packed with lawmakers greeting him with standing ovations.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) presided over the floor as Scalise made his way inside on crutches, still struggling slightly to walk…
As he reflected on what happened on the Alexandria, Va., field that day, Scalise said the outpouring of support from members of both parties gave him perspective on the need for civility in politics.
“It’s so important that as we’re having those political battles, we don’t make them personal,” Scalise said.
Watch the video:
House floor gives standing ovation to Rep. Steve Scalise who returned to Capitol Hill after being shot in the Alexandria shooting in June. pic.twitter.com/QwlGQcwabI
— ABC News (@ABC) September 28, 2017
He also thanked the officer who saved him:
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 28, 2017
Watch his full remarks below:
Welcome back, Steve!