Maryland elected officials react to shooting at congressional baseball practice

The Baltimore Sun

A gunman shot U.S. Rep Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice outside of Washington Wednesday morning.

Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, was among several people wounded by the shooter. The gunman, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, was shot in a gunbattle with police and later died. 

Current and former Maryland elected officials are reacting to the shooting:

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan: "I am shocked and saddened to hear of the shooting this morning at the Congressional baseball game practice. The First Lady and I send our prayers for a speedy recovery to Congressman Scalise and all those who were injured and impacted by this senseless violence, including the courageous first responders who answered the call and risked their lives to save others."

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin: "Sending prayers to @SteveScalise &those injured in today's shooting. Thankful for swift action of @CapitolPolice who work tirelessly 24/7"

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen: "An attack on one is an attack on all. Praying for a speedy recovery for Rep. Scalise and other victims. Big salute to Capitol Police!"

U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings: "I am praying for a speedy recovery for Congressman Scalise and all those injured during the heinous ambush this morning.  I am grateful for the swift response from our first responders—including the U.S. Capitol Police and the Alexandria City Police Department—whose bravery helped save many lives."

U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger: "Prayers for @SteveScalise, staff + @CapitolPolice involved in horrific shooting this AM. Shocked beyond words."

U.S. Rep. Andy Harris: "My prayers are with @SteveScalise and all of the victims of this morning's shooting in Virginia."

U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer: "My prayers today are with my friend Whip Steve Scalise and with all those who were injured in the shooting this morning, including the U.S. Capitol Police officers who courageously responded and saved lives...

“Rep. Scalise and I may stand on opposite sides of the aisle as our parties’ whips, but at the end of the day we are friends, fellow Representatives, and fellow Americans. I hope everyone in our country will take time today to reflect on how our commonalities far outweigh our differences and that we all share in the work of this grand experiment in democracy.”

U.S. Rep. Anthony G. Brown: "Keeping @SteveScalise, Capitol Police, staffers & others hurt in this tragedy in my prayers. Gun violence has no place in our communities

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin: ".@HouseDemocrats praying for our @HouseGOP and @SenateGOP colleagues after the nightmare this morning in Alexandria, VA. ... So grateful for our brave and dedicated @CapitolPolice. We thank them for their continuing devotion and commitment."

U.S. Rep. John Delaney: "Praying for @SteveScalise and others who were shot in this horrific shooting. Thank you to the Capitol Police and all first responders." ... "Whip Scalise is a good man and this awful morning is a reminder that we are all Americans and all on the same team."

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley: "Praying for a quick recovery for Rep. Scalise and all affected by today's shooting. But pissed as hell we've allowed this to become the norm"

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