June 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the shooting that targeted Members of Congress today:

“The heroic actions today by the U.S. Capitol Police officers at the scene of the shooting saved the lives of my colleagues and congressional staff members. Our Capitol Police officers and colleagues who went to the aid of the victims are true heroes. Every day Capitol Police put their lives on the line to protect Members of Congress, staff, and the public who come to Capitol Hill. Congress came together as one today. As Speaker Ryan said, an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. My husband, Chip, and our family are praying for a speedy recovery of my friend and colleague Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the staff members, and the Capitol Police officers who are recovering from their injuries.”