It’s often said that if only a good guy had a gun when a bad guy starts shooting people down, a massacre could have been prevented. In House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s case, that’s exactly what happened.
“What I experienced was, when there was a shooter, luckily we had Capitol police there with their own guns,” he said, noting that the stories of people defending themselves with guns never get told.
A very emotional moment on the House floor today. Scalise came about as close as he could to dying. Of course, if he’d had been a liberal lawmaker shot by a white nationalist, we’d be hearing constantly about the shooter and the hatred from the right that has infected our society. Unfortunately for MSM outlets looking to fill airtime and websites, the shooter was a progressive who strongly backed Bernie Sanders. The violent left is not a topic we need discuss.
President Trump Wednesday evening visited House Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who is in a hospital undergoing treatment for severe injuries from a gunshot sustained Wednesday morning as Republicans practiced for their annual softball game against Democrats.
The latest report is that Scalise is in critical condition and will require more surgery. Trump was accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, who brought flowers.
Prior to heading to the hospital, the First Family celebrated the president’s 71st birthday with a dinner at the White House. Included were sons Eric, Donald Jr., daughter Ivanka, her husband Jared Kushner, and Trump’s grandchildren.