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Congressman Tom Cole

Representing the 4th District of Oklahoma

Cole Statement on Shooting Incident at Congressional Baseball Game Practice

June 14, 2017
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement on the shooting incident that occurred during the Congressional Baseball Game practice in Alexandria, Virginia, involving Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Members of Congress, Congressional staff and Capitol Police.
“I am deeply shocked and saddened to hear that my colleague and friend Majority Whip Steve Scalise, along with Capitol Police and Congressional staff, were shot while practicing to play in the annual Congressional Baseball Game," said Cole. "This senseless act of violence endangered dozens of innocent people. We are very fortunate that the Capitol Police were on the scene, and that the Alexandria Police Department and first responders who also arrived almost immediately. Their heroism and rapid response most likely prevented an even worse attack.”
“My thoughts and prayers are very much with those who are wounded and their families.”
Contact: Teresa Davis (202) 225-6165