Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Congressional Baseball Shooting
Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman released the following statement after a gunman opened fire on a practice for the Congressional Baseball game:
“I am sending an abundance of prayers to my colleague Rep. Steve Scalise, U.S. Capitol Police, staff and all those affected by this morning’s vicious attack. The bravery and dedication of our first responders is to be revered and, as law enforcement works through the details of this cowardly attack on our nation’s public servants, I thank them for their quick and swift response.
But for God’s grace and their heroism, this could have been a mass killing, not unlike the tragedy that transpired in Orlando. This incident is a stark reminder that moments like these we are not Republicans and Democrats – we are Americans.
In light of this, I suggested to my colleagues this morning that we play tomorrow’s game with bipartisan teams. We were all elected to serve in the best interest of the nation to implement the policies that protect the safety and security of the American people – no matter where we are.”