Wisconsin lawmakers in Washington and here at home are reacting to the shooting at a baseball practice attended by Republican Congressmen and their staffs. The incident injured 5 people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
House Speaker and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan addressed the House of Representatives saying “We are united in our anguish; an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.”
Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, who represents the Wausau area, says he was preparing for a meeting with Scalise regarding a bill they were working on when he heard about the shooting.
“I had a meeting this morning with Whip Scalise, obviously we are not having that meeting now. For me, this has shaken up my family. I have a wife and eight kids, when we look at what's happened in this country, we have not just seen political escalation talks and concerns about policy, this has become very personal."
Other Wisconsin representatives took to social media to express their sorrow and concern for what may have triggered the shooting.
Today’s senseless shooting wasn’t just an assault on our Republican colleagues, but an attack on our country & the United States Congress. pic.twitter.com/TEAHIJILeD
— Gwen Moore (@RepGwenMoore) June 14, 2017
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) June 14, 2017
Thinking of my friend @SteveScalise this morning. Praying for him, Capitol Police and the others injured as this horrific news comes in.
— Rep. Glenn Grothman (@RepGrothman) June 14, 2017
My prayers are with my colleagues, their aides, and the brave Capitol Police who were injured during this senseless act of violence.
— Rep. Ron Kind (@RepRonKind) June 14, 2017