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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:37 pm

Verbatim: Senator Young Issues Statement on Attack at Congressional Baseball Game Practice

The following was released on Wed., June 14, 2017 by the Office of Senator Todd Young:

Washington DC – Senator Todd Young issued the following statement on this morning’s attack at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game for charity.



“Hello friends. This has been a very difficult morning for our Capitol Hill family. Having served in the House of Representatives for six years, my first thought when I heard the news this morning was concern for my friends, former colleagues, police officers, and everyone in the area at that time. 

“I am relieved to learn that the injured, including Whip Scalise, will be okay and I thank God for the quick actions of the Capitol Hill Police officers. The Capitol Police force is our “thin blue line” on Capitol Hill. They stand ready to protect everyone - from Members and staff to constituents and tourists – who visit the Capitol complex each day. They will be getting a few extra handshakes from me today and I know many others will be doing the same.  

“I hope tomorrow’s Congressional baseball game will continue, but in the meantime, the Members, staff, and families of everyone involved will remain in my prayers. 

“Let me leave you with this message: I encourage all of us to be kind to one another; I think we could all use a little more kindness these days.”