‘Politics Has No Place For Violence’: Steve Scalise Slams Capitol Attacks In WSJ Essay

‘Politics Has No Place For Violence’: Steve Scalise Slams Capitol Attacks In WSJ Essay


Republican Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who was wounded in a politically motivated mass shooting in 2017, penned an essay in the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, decrying last week’s attack on the United States Capitol and pleading with his colleagues to tone down the harsh, partisan rhetoric that foments hatred.

Scalise was grievously wounded in a mass shooting in 2017 as he and other Congressional Republicans were holding an early morning practice for the annual Congressional baseball game. Scalise sustained a gunshot wound to his hip that “traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding,” according to a press release from Scalise’s medical team.

The Louisiana Republican drew on his experience with that mass shooter, who was reportedly a former volunteer for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) presidential campaign who had been radicalized against Republicans to address the attack on the United States Capitol that took place last week following a rally for supporters of President

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