President Donald Trump is paying close attention to the situation that unfolded in Alexandria, Virginia this morning when multiple Congressmen, their staff and two Capitol Police officers were shot.
"The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected," the President said in a statement.
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
Karen & I are praying for @SteveScalise, the Capitol Police, & all hurt for a speedy recovery. Our hearts are with them & their loved ones.
— Vice President Pence (@VP) June 14, 2017
Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot in the hip and taken to the hospital for surgery, was at the White House earlier this week for a meeting with the president.