Rep. Steve Scalise Officially Takes The Baseball Field Again!

Hannah Bleau

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.

What an inspiration.

h/t Fox News