Steve Scalise

Rep. Steve Scalise Returns to a Hero’s Welcome in Congress

The moments of heartwarming bipartisanship in Congress are few and far between, but every now and again they do happen.

Thursday was just such a time.

As my colleague, Andrew West, told you yesterday – Thursday, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) made his first appearance on Capitol Hill since the horrific shooting on that baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia that almost took his life.

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After a lengthy recovery, Stave Scalise today returns to Washington D.C.

“To hugs and a roaring bipartisan standing ovation, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise returned to the House on Thursday, more than three months after a baseball practice shooting left him fighting for his life.

“’You have no idea how great this feels to be back here at work in the people’s House,’ the 51-year old Louisianan said to a chamber packed with lawmakers, including senators who welcome him back.

“Scalise hobbled into the chamber on crutches, smiling broadly and blowing kisses in his first public appearance since the June 14 shooting. In an extraordinary gesture, Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., presided and ordered members to sit in their chairs to listen to Scalise’s remarks.

“’Our prayers have been answered,’ Ryan said.”

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) happily gave Scalise control of the room for as long as he wanted to speak:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHR44YoRYvM

Ryan later said that he felt a lot like former (and very emotional) Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), throughout the morning festivities.

Here’s the full event, make sure you’ve got a Kleenex at the ready because the entire morning was filled with good will and happy tears.

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