Congressman Steve Scalise, a member of house leadership, was shot and badly wounded, and is now in stable condition at the hospital along with two very courageous capitol police officers. At least two others were also wounded. Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two capitol officers, who took down the gunmen despite sustaining gunshot wounds, during a very, very, brutal assault.
Congressman Scalise is a friend, and a very good friend. He's a patriot, and he is a fighter. He will recover from this assault. And Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers, not only of the entire city around you, but of the entire nation and frankly the entire world.
America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this terrible shooting.