BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Below are statements from government officials regarding the shooting at a congressional baseball practice that wounded five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise from New Orleans.
At 10:30 a.m., Gov. John Bel Edwards held a moment of silence at the Louisiana State Capitol. After, he made a comment. regarding the incident.
At the same time, President Trump held a press conference.
President Donald Trump also released the following statement:
Gov. John Bel Edwards released this statement:
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser released this statement:
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry released a statement:
Senator John Kennedy released the following statement:
Senator Bill Cassidy spoke on the Senate floor and offered his prayers and support. He said the following:
Congressman Garret Graves released the following statement:
The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus released the following statement:
Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party Senator Karen Carter Peterson released the following statement:
Several Louisiana officials took to Twitter to comment on the shooting.