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Congressman Denny Heck

Representing the 10th District of Washington

Congressman Denny Heck releases a statement regarding the shooting at the Republican Congressional baseball team practice

Jun 14, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement after the shooting at a baseball field where Members of Congress were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game:

“This tragedy hits home, and yet too many communities around the United States know the horror after a mass shooting like this. My colleagues were getting ready for the traditional Congressional Baseball Game where both parties put differences aside and celebrate America’s pastime. My prayers are with everyone on that field and in the Alexandria community, including the Capitol Police and staff members who were there doing their job. We pray for their speedy recovery and hope they can get back on that baseball field soon.

“I commend the quick action of the Capitol Police, they are a constant security presence on Capitol Hill and I am grateful for every single officer who protects us around the clock. Whether a mass shooting takes place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, a baseball field in Alexandria, a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, or a grocery store in Tucson, it is an abhorrent assault on our liberty. There is no possible justification for such violence, and it’s truly pathetic that someone would think to commit lethal action towards public servants, law enforcement and innocent people. An attack on them is an attack on all of us and everything it means to be American.”