Wisconsin lawmakers react to congressional baseball shooting in Alexandria

Ryan: "We are united in our anguish"
Posted at 2:37 PM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 15:37:57-04

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.