Steve Scalise Returns to Congress

Sep 29, 2017

Representative Steve Scalise returned to the House of Representatives. He was welcomed back to a chamber overflowing with members. “You have no idea how great this feels to be back here at work in the people’s house,” he said. He went on to say that the shooting had strengthened his faith in God. As he lay immobile on the field, Scales said that the first thing he did “was pray for God’s help.” “Pretty much every one of those prayers was answered, and there were pretty challenging prayers I was putting in God’s hands. It just gives you that renewed faith and understanding that the power of prayer is something you just cannot underestimate.” “I got to see that goodness in people, and so while some people might focus on a tragic event and an evil act, to me, all I’ll remember are the thousands of acts and kindness and love that came out of this.” He urged his colleagues “not to make things personal while waging their political battles.” And he recognized that his Democratic colleague from Louisiana “was one of the first people to come to the hospital the day of the attack.” "It really does show the warm side of Congress that very few people get to see. I want to thank each and everyone of you for that."