Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Rep. Wilson Statement on Shooting this Morning

Jun 14, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) made the following statement on the shooting this morning at the Republican practice for the Congressional Baseball Game:  

“My thoughts and prayers today are with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, staffer Zach Barth, and Capitol Police Officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey. I am hopeful that each will make a speedy recovery.

“The shooting this morning was reprehensible, and I am grateful for the bravery of Officer Griner and Officer Bailey. They embodied the courage and selflessness that Capitol Police officers display each and every day. I am also thankful for the Members of Congress and local first responders who treated those wounded after the attack.

“I look forward to attending tomorrow’s Congressional Baseball Game, a remarkable annual event that supports local charities, and is a hallmark of bipartisanism and friendship between all Members of Congress and the Senate. Hatred will not prevail as our democracy overcomes adversity.” 


An earlier version of this release incorrectly spelled Officer Griner's name as Krystal.