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Friday, June 16, 2017

Scalise Is The 17th Member of Congress Shot While In Office

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., remains hospitalized after multiple surgeries in the wake of Wednesday's shooting in Alexandria, Va., during a morning baseball practice for Republican members of Congress.

Scalise joins a long list of members of Congress shot while in office:
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - Jan. 8, 2011

Giffords, D-Ariz., was shot and critically wounded while meeting with her constituents in a supermarket parking lot in Tucson, Ariz., by 22-year-old Pima Community College student Jared Loughner. Loughner killed six people and wounded 12.

Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, created the Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, "to encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership."

In response to the shooting of Scalise and four others Wednesday, Giffords wrote apiece published in The Washington Post, and tweeted: "May we all come together with prayers for the survivors, love for their friends and family, and the courage to make this country its best."

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