Georgia Congressmen react to D.C. shootings

Wednesday morning, a shooter opened fire on Republican lawmakers during a practice meeting for tomorrow's Congressional baseball game. Though reports say that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Lousiana and four others were shot, all Georgia members are fine (including Rep. Barry Loudermilk, who was present during the horrific events).

We've rounded up responses from Peach State officials here: 

Rep. Barry Loudermilk

Senator Johnny Isakson 

“Steve Scalise is a great friend, and I am praying for him, our Capitol Police officers, the staff members and all those involved in today’s terrible attack. I hope that all Americans will join me in condemning this senseless act of violence against innocent lives. Thank you to the U.S. Capitol Police, our first responders and all who rushed to aid the victims.”

Senator David Perdue

Rep. Rick Allen

Rep. Sanford Bishop

“I am deeply saddened by this senseless shooting. It is a direct attack on our democratic values. My thoughts are with those that were injured and their families, and I pray for a full and swift recovery for all that were impacted by this tragedy.”

“Furthermore, I want to recognize and thank the Capitol Police officers on the scene. Their heroism prevented further injury or loss of life, and for that we are in their debt.”

Rep. Buddy Carter

Rep. Doug Collins

Rep. Drew Ferguson

Rep. Tom Graves

Rep. Jody Hice

Rep. Austin Scott

Rep. David Scott

“I was terribly saddened to hear of the shooting that took place at the congressional baseball practice this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Steve Scalise, the Capitol Police, congressional staffers and others who were struck during this unspeakable and senseless tragedy.  Thank God for the heroic service of the U.S. Capitol Police who prevented this terrible shooting from being much worse.

“While our hearts are understandably heavy in the aftermath of this shooting, and our minds struggle to find reason among the madness, let us not grow weary or faint or further apart.  Instead let us find strength and unity in our shared values, for America is stronger together. Let us lift up in prayer those who were injured today, and pray for the healing of our nation as well as we try to bridge the gaps that divide us.”

Rep. Rob Woodall

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