Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA-12) released the following statement in reaction to this morning’s shooting at the Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, VA:
“My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this morning’s senseless shooting at the Congressional baseball practice. As we continue to learn more about these events I hope everyone in Georgia-12 will join me in praying for a speedy recovery for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Zachary Barth, Matt Mika, Special Agent David Bailey and Special Agent Crystal Griner. I would also like to express my deep gratitude to Capitol Police for their bravery in the face of danger, and for always keeping me and my staff safe here in Washington, D.C.
“On a day like today, we are one united Congressional family. This senseless act of violence is inexcusable and I just thank God that it was not worse.”