Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Rush Statement on Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting

Jun 14, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after a gunman opened fire on a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game:

“My thoughts and prayers are with Whip Steve Scalise, the Congressional Staff, Capitol Police and others all affected by this morning’s horrible shooting.

“We are grateful for the heroism of the Capitol Police who saved countless lives. We are united in our hopes and prayers for the wounded.”