Rep. Steve Scalise called for a round of applause from the House on Wednesday for the Capitol Police officers who defended the US Capitol exactly one week ago from a mob of rioters as the chamber prepared to vote on impeaching President Trump.
Scalise, who was seriously wounded in a shooting at a congressional softball practice in June 2017, said, “I’ve seen the dark evil of political violence firsthand. And it needs to stop.”
Remarking how emotions are still hot after last Wednesday’s mayhem at the Capitol that sent lawmakers running for cover, Scalise said, “We need to be focused on toning down the rhetoric and helping heal this nation” as President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in Jan. 20.
“My prayers, Madam Speaker, are still with Capitol Police officer Sicknick, who we lost, as well as all of the Capitol Police officers who risked their lives to keep us safe. They are true heroes, and they deserve all