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.
"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.”
Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2017
First Lady of the United States Melania Trump also spoke out.
Thank you to the first responders who rushed in to help protect those who were hurt in Alexandria, VA. My thoughts & prayers to everyone!
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) June 14, 2017
Politicians and public figures took to social media to react to the shooting.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) June 14, 2017
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 14, 2017
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords
My heart is with my former colleagues, their families & staff, and the US Capitol Police- public servants and heroes today and every day.
— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) June 14, 2017
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida)
Praying for my friend @SteveScalise
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) June 14, 2017
Rep. Roger Marshall
I am alright. Please pray with me this morning.
— Dr. Roger Marshall (@RogerMarshallMD) June 14, 2017
Rep. Patrick Meehan
My thoughts and prayers are with my colleagues, the staffers and the U.S. Capitol Police officers involved in this morning's shooting.
— Patrick Meehan (@RepMeehan) June 14, 2017
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
My thoughts and prayers with @SteveScalise, Capitol Police and staff at the shooting in Alexandria, VA this morning.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) June 14, 2017
Sen. Claire McCaskill
Please people. No partisan politics over this. Let's come together against evil. United by our common decency.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) June 14, 2017
Sen. Mark Warner
Prayers for Steve Scalise & others injured. Grateful this and every day for our brave police & first responders.
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) June 14, 2017
Rep. Pete Sessions
Watching the news unfold this morning and my prayers are with my friend @SteveScalise and the several others who were harmed this morning.
— Pete Sessions (@PeteSessions) June 14, 2017
Rep. Bill Shuster
— Bill Shuster (@RepBillShuster) June 14, 2017
Sen. Jerry Moran
Shocked & saddened by this AM's shooting, praying for all impacted. Thankful for efforts of those working to keep Congress & staff safe.
— Jerry Moran (@JerryMoran) June 14, 2017
Rep. Gus Bilirakis
.@SteveScalise is one of the toughest people I know. Praying for his speedy recovery and for all staff & USCP officers involved this morning
— Gus Bilirakis (@RepGusBilirakis) June 14, 2017
Rep. John Shimkus
— John Shimkus (@RepShimkus) June 14, 2017
Rep. Mike Coffman
My thoughts and prayers are with my colleagues and staff who were at the Congressional baseball practice this morning.
— Rep. Mike Coffman (@RepMikeCoffman) June 14, 2017
Rep. Robert Aderholt
Please join me in praying for my colleagues and Capitol Police. I am fine. Thank you to those who have asked.
— Rep. Robert Aderholt (@Robert_Aderholt) June 14, 2017
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) June 14, 2017
Rep. Tim Ryan
This violence is sickening. Wishing quick recoveries to all & thankful to @CapitolPolice.
— Congressman Tim Ryan (@RepTimRyan) June 14, 2017
US Rep Kathy Castor
— Adam Z. Winer (@adamzwiner) June 14, 2017