During a practice for the upcoming Congressional Baseball Game, Democrats came together in prayer for their Republican friends and colleagues after roughly five people were shot at their practice. According to Rep. Mo Brooks, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot along with two Capitol police officers and some unidentified staffers.
Brooks told CNN that Scalise was shot in the hip and was dragging himself away from the shooter. Many politicians took to social media to express their concerns and thoughts. Rep. Pete Aguilar said, “My heart is heavy right now. We just said a prayer for our colleagues and are holding to leave Dem baseball practice.”
Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen posted the following picture saying, “@HouseDemocrats praying for our @HouseGOP @SenateGOP baseball colleagues after hearing about the horrific shooting.
Our Dem baseball team was practicing when we heard news. We're safe & with police, everyone praying for GOP colleagues, staff & Cap police
— Rep. Jared Huffman (@JaredHuffman) June 14, 2017
Thankfully, Ben Childers and his wife were nearby during the shooting and were able to help several congressmen get into their house for safety. Mrs. Childers got them water and the Childers allowed the congressmen to use their cell phones to call home.
Just because you disagree with an opposing view doesn’t mean you don’t love them and it sure doesn’t mean you go and shoot people. Seeing the Democrat players go to prayer for the GOP team is exactly what the United States should be about. Learn to disagree in love, not hate. This is how we built a great nation.
Credit: The Hill