Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on H. Res. 385, expressing gratitude to the Capitol Police and hope for a full recovery of those injured in yesterday’s shooting at the Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, VA:
“Judy and I remain in prayer that our friend Steve and everyone injured yesterday will fully recover. As we pray and as we wait, more detailed descriptions of the heroic actions of the Capitol Police continue to emerge. Each and every harrowing recollection leaves us more thankful than ever for the Capitol Police—especially Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey—and for every first responder. They saved lives, and those lives testify to their bravery and selflessness better than words ever will.
“As a House, we join together in prayer, hope, and gratitude today. And in the face of an attack that targeted our colleagues and our friends, an attack that threatened to further strain our nation’s fraying bonds, we speak with uncommon unity to declare that debates in America are resolved through respectful discourse, not with arms, that political differences are settled with ballots, not bullets, and that we are best when we disagree with charity, not violence. Our national unity rests on firm foundations that no single person or act could ever shake.”