Steve Scalise Greeted With Raucous Applause as He Returns to Congress 3 Months After Baseball Shooting
The Republican congressman was severely injured after he was shot on the baseball field on June 14.
The applause lasted for a whopping 2 minutes and 39 seconds Thursday morning.
Scalise was filled with gratitude after going back to work following the June 14 shooting in Alexandria, Va.
“You have no idea how this feels, to be back at work in the people’s House,” the Louisiana Republican said.
He expressed his gratitude to his family, friends, God, and doctors, but reserved his biggest thanks to the Capitol police officer who rushed to his side as the shots rang out.
“You are my hero,” Scalise told Officer David Bailey. “You saved my life.”
Bailey sat in the House gallery near Scalise’s wife, Jennifer, as the lawmaker spoke for 15 minutes.
He added: “I’m definitely a living example that miracles really do happen.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan took to Twitter to express his delight to see Scalise back at work.
Trending on Inside Edition
Texas Man Found Dead With Neck Wound After Freak Car Crash Had Been Bitten by Dog Possibly Trying to Save HimNews
You've Been Vaccinated. Now What? Where to Buy Your Own COVID-19 Vaccine Card HolderNews
Teen Accused of Killing Tristyn Bailey Had Evidence in His Home Linking Him to 'Cold-Blooded Murder,’ Cops SayCrime
Viola Fletcher, Oldest Known Survivor of Tulsa Race Massacre, Celebrates 107th BirthdayInspirational
Survivors of Deck Collapse Caught on Camera at Rental Home Allege Deck's Wood Was RottedNews