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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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43 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. Leigh Florkevich

    June 17, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Praying for you all!

  5. 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.

  6. Karen Collins

    June 17, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing this with us. We wil continue to pray for Congressman Scalise as well as you and your entire family. We are also praying for the other victims of this horrific attack. May God bless you and fill you with His peace in the days ahead!

  7. 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.

  8. Nancy Kaplon

    June 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    My prayers are with all of you……….

  9. Ethel Boggs

    June 18, 2017 at 12:03 am

    I pray for Senator Scalise’s continued recovery to excellent health, in Jesus’ Name, Amen. We have an Awesome HEALING GOD! To God be the Glory!

  10. 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

  11. Carolyn Trainham

    June 18, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Sending prayers to heaven for each one of you hurt. For the courage of the officers who protected you.May God put a secure hedge around all the officials in Washington.God bless each of you

  12. Carol Wallace

    June 18, 2017 at 1:23 am

    Classy. God Bless

  13. Me

    June 18, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Continued prayers for all involved!

  14. Emma Householder

    June 18, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Continued prayers for the Scalise Family. God Bless and praying for quick and full recovery! ❤

  15. K

    June 18, 2017 at 4:31 am

    Prayers for you and your family for complete healing both physically and emotionally. So sorry!

  16. Evie

    June 18, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Heartfelt prayers for Congressman Scalise and his family. I am so sorry this family had to endure such tragedy through a senseless act of violence. Prayers for our country to unite in peace.

  17. 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.

    • Faye Kibler

      June 18, 2017 at 11:09 am

      Prayers for you and family, God Bless

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

    • Charleen Stamper

      June 21, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      Yes, please, come together & stop all the discourse on every single issue. Praying that God will bless this family & give those in Washington that are “supposed” to be taking care of American’s a sense of coming together.

    • Deb Taylor

      June 23, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      May God be with you & your entire family Mr. Scalise!! May He continue to heal you quickly & give you a full recovery!!
      Thank you for your service & sacrifices for our country!

  20. Pauline Kasper

    June 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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

  21. 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!!!!!!

    • Connie Nash

      June 18, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      No Democrats that I know are calling for this violence. Every last one is hoping and praying for a full and speedy recovery for the Congressman , Aide and the police. We are also sickened and sadden by all the victims of gun violence in this country. We hope that common sense and sanity prevail and reasonable, sensible gun controls are enacted

    • jane

      June 20, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      Very few Democrats call for violence. Stop pointing vague fingers. It’s counterproductive!!!!!!

  22. DOT ANDERSON

    June 18, 2017 at 5:58 pm

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

  23. Sue Klein

    June 18, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    May God continue to watch over Steve and all injured. May God watch over our country and bring peace…

  24. 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!

  25. 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 $$$?

  26. David M. LeBlanc

    June 18, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    so thankful that he’s survived this horrific incident. I hope he has time with his family while he recovers, and that he is able to resume his important duties.

  27. Robert Hayes

    June 19, 2017 at 12:30 am

    MAY GOD watch over you and your family.

  28. Roy

    June 19, 2017 at 12:44 am

    Father in Heaven please save Congressman Steve Scalise.
    “Experts Believe They Know WHY There Was An Assassination Attempt Congressman Scalise & It’s Worse Than Anyone Thought…Scalise had enlisted in President Trump’s army fighting for the victims of human sex trafficking. Now he lies in a hospital fighting for his life….”
    http://usjournalreview.com/experts-believe-they-know-why-there-was-an-assassination-attempt-congressman-scalise-its-worse-than-anyone-thought/?utm_content=buffer0dfac&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

  29. Russell Johnston

    June 19, 2017 at 2:27 am

    I pray for all especially those that were physically injured but also those that were there and not shot because they are emotionally injured for life.Lord please heal all of them in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

  30. sallyhamm

    June 19, 2017 at 3:52 am

    Sorry, Scalise Family; I’m too busy praying for the thousands who will die when the GOP denies healthcare to millions

  31. Carol Artrip

    June 19, 2017 at 7:08 am

    I pray for a full recovery for you and everyone involved! God Bless you and your family.

  32. George

    June 19, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Jennifer, God bless you and Steve. Be strong throughout this ordeal. We are behind you all the way. No man has more love than to lay down his life for his fellow citizens. Steve, get well soon!

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  34. 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.

  35. Marie Sim ms I

    June 20, 2017 at 3:18 am

    Sending my prayers and best wishes for all the family, to advance forward, during this most difficult time. Keep yourfaith

  36. 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.

  37. Sharon Coad

    June 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Prayers for Congressman Scalies and your family! Praying for all that were involved in this terable ordeal. Continuing to Pray for America to become whole and stop all the violence. May Yhe LORDS will be done!!

  38. Judy

    June 21, 2017 at 12:06 am

    God BLess You and keep you and your family safe hes more than able! Speedy recovery is my prayer for you. Thanks for attempting to make America Great Again!

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