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Scalise’s Family Releases Emotional Statement – His Family Needs Your Prayers

Jennifer Scalise, the wife of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), released a statement Friday thanking supporters for an “incredible amount of prayers” two days after Scalise was shot during a congressional GOP baseball practice.

Scalise and four others were injured Wednesday when a gunman opened fire on them at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va.

In the statement, Scalise thanks Capitol Police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner, who shot the suspected gunman despite both being injured themselves. Police identified the gunman as James Hodgkinson, who later died from his injuries.

“On behalf of Steve and our children, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have received since Wednesday’s events,” Scalise wrote. “We are especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from Louisiana and across the country, as well as from President Trump, Vice President Pence, and all of Steve’s colleagues who have reached out to us during this most challenging time.

“Most importantly, we are forever grateful for the heroism of Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey, who saved the lives of everyone at the baseball field that morning, including Steve’s. Crystal and David have been family to us for years, and we ask that you continue to pray for their full recovery.”

The statement was read aloud at a press conference by Brett Horton, Scalise’s chief of staff. Scalise was visited in the hospital Wednesday by President Trump and Thursday by Vice President Pence.

In a statement Thursday, a hospital spokesman said Scalise’s condition was “critical with imminent risk of death” when he was admitted, but was improving after several surgeries.

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18 Comments

  1. Deborah Palmer

    June 17, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    God Bless you all continued prayers for all of you

  2. Gerard Roy

    June 17, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Please Praying please God Bless you all continued praying for all of you! Thank you very much for sharing this!

  3. Annette McWhirter

    June 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Still praying for a complete recovery may God give you peace only He can.

  4. Renee Hennessy

    June 17, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    God Bless you family and keep you in his loving arms of protection. Prayers continue for your beloved husbands’ full recovery.

  5. Annethe Greco

    June 17, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Continuing to pray for Steve for healing. Also praying for comfort for the family and continued wisdom for the doctors. We need to pray for the nation for healing and for safety for all its citizens from people and their evil thoughts and deeds that continue to damage this great country.

  6. Judy

    June 18, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Praying for you and your entire family. May Gods Blessing be with you all,may His healing power touch Mr. Scalia’s and every other person that was hurt in the attack, may Gods protection be with all of you. In Jesus Name I Pray for All Involved

  7. Carol Wallace

    June 18, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Classy. God Bless

  8. Me

    June 18, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Continued prayers for all involved!

  9. P.D.

    June 18, 2017 at 7:13 am

    May God bless Mr. SCALISE and heal him to become healthy agin. Bless his family and comfort them. Bless every one that was involved in the shooting. May GOD BLESS YOU all.

  10. Wendy

    June 18, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Prayers go out to you! Dear Lord please heal them all and give them new body parts supernaturally from heaven to fix their bodies totally and send them home to there family’s in Jesus name amen!

  11. Fay Butler

    June 18, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    If Scalise had to suffer like this, for Heavens sake let it bring us all together to make America a better place in God’s name.

  12. Pauline Kasper

    June 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Hang in there, Congressman Scalise! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  13. DONALD KINTZ

    June 18, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    when will the dem’s quit calling for this BS? it is time that they take responsibility for their actions and statements about violence!!!!!!

  14. DOT ANDERSON

    June 18, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    MY PRAYER ARE WITH YOU ALL. THAT A QICK RECOVERY WILL TAKE PLACE.

  15. Catherine Wilford

    June 18, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    Many prayers are going up for your whole family and for Steve’s complete and quick healing. God is with you!

  16. Peg

    June 18, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    9 seconds from DAYS ago and you ask what I think? I think it SUCKS! How is he? How do we stay up to date? Is our concern less important that advertising $$$?

  17. Barbara Strickfaden

    June 20, 2017 at 1:46 am

    OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
    MY HUSBAND WAS A POLICE OFFICER IN OUR STATE AND WE ARE
    STRONG SUPPORTERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SO GRATEFUL FOR
    THEIR SERVICE.

  18. Cassandra Milstead

    June 20, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Thank God for the brave Capital police officers who took down the shooter and saved so many lives. Will continue to pray for all who were injured and their families.

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