Congressman Leonard Lance

Representing the 7th District of New Jersey

Lance Statement on Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting

Jun 14, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) released the following statement after a gunman opened fired during a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game in Alexandria, Virginia:

“My thoughts and prayers go out to my friend Steve Scalise and his family as well as the others wounded in this morning’s cowardly attack.  May God speed their recovery.

“I commend our U.S. Capitol Police, other law enforcement and the first responders for their actions in the line of fire.  Their heroism undoubtedly saved lives and we are forever grateful for their bravery.  These fine men and women have a challenging job every day. 

“Today’s senseless act of violence is not only an attack on my colleagues but an attack on the Congress of the United States as an institution.  We must come together as a country and debate the great issues of public policy in a respectful and thoughtful fashion.  Let us all remember that we are one Nation under God.”