We could all use a positive story in our lives, right? Thought so!
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise– the Republican lawmaker who was shot during a Congressional baseball practice last year– is officially returning to the baseball field!
Scalise, R-La., suffered life-threatening injuries in the June 2017 shooting and, after multiple surgeries, he returned to work in the fall. He said the shooting “deepened my appreciation for the Second Amendment because it was people with guns who saved my life and every other member out there.”
He will be wearing a Capitol Police baseball cap to honor the officers who saved his life.
“I’m going to be wearing their hat tonight and just pay tribute to the great men and women of the Capital Police who risked their lives just like all of our law enforcement across the country that don’t get enough credit for what they do. But I got to see it firsthand,” Scalise said in an interview on “Fox & Friends.”
The congressman credited officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner for taking down the shooter.
“If Dave and Krystal didn’t literally risk their lives while being shot at, none of us would be here today. I wouldn’t as well as all my Republican colleagues that were on that ball field,” he said.
Amazing amazing amazing. Scalise has come SO FAR, both physically and emotionally I’m sure. He’ll be starting at second base, and he seems really stoked. It takes a lot of guts to go back out on the field after something that traumatic. I don’t think I’d be able to do it.
One year after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot and critically injured at a congressional baseball practice, the annual game will take place tonight at Nats Park. https://t.co/BZpOcaInBU
— Eun Yang (@eunyangnbc) June 14, 2018
“It’s’ been a long journey back to the baseball diamond for Steve Scalise.”- @kasie reports on Scalise’s return to the baseball field one year after being shot during practice pic.twitter.com/OA4xykql35
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 14, 2018
— ABC 33/40 News (@abc3340) June 14, 2018
TOMORROW: Just one year after being shot and severely injured on a baseball field in Alexandria, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) is "back in the game" https://t.co/5llZfN3CAO pic.twitter.com/m4esuLUoQn
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) June 14, 2018
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 14, 2018
What an inspiration.
h/t Fox News