Politicians, public figures react to Virginia shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise

Politicians, public figures react to VA shooting
Posted at 9:48 AM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 10:28:46-04

President Trump was among a wide range of politicians and others reacting to the shooting this morning at a Virginia park where a U.S. congressman was injured, saying he was "deeply saddened" by the attack.

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"Our thoughts and prayers are the with members of Congress, their staffs, Capital Police, first responders and all others affected," Trump tweeted of the incident that left five people injured, including Rep. Steve Scalise.

Trump also described the Louisiana Republican as a "true friend and patriot.”



First Lady of the United States Melania Trump also spoke out.



Politicians and public figures took to social media to react to the shooting.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer



Florida Sen. Marco Rubio



Former Rep. Gabby Giffords



Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida)



Rep. Roger Marshall



Rep. Patrick Meehan



House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi



Sen. Claire McCaskill



Sen. Mark Warner



Rep. Pete Sessions



Rep. Bill Shuster



Sen. Jerry Moran



Rep. Gus Bilirakis



Rep. John Shimkus



Rep. Mike Coffman



Rep. Robert Aderholt



Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen



Rep. Tim Ryan



US Rep Kathy Castor