Steve Scalise

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Steve Scalise is the Majority Whip in the House of Representatives, a position of leadership in Congress. He is a conservative Republican who represents the 1st congressional district of Louisiana.

He was shot by a liberal gunman who ambushed him and other congressmen at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, in June 2017. Rep. Scalise was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries in intensive care. The shooting was likely done in an attempt to prevent his investigation of human trafficking.[Citation Needed] On June 20, 2017, Bono gave a "shout out" of support for recuperation by Rep. Scalise during a U2 concert held at the nearby stadium where the Washington Redskins play football.[1] Rep. Scalise expressed his gratitude. The shooting strengthened Scalise's pro-2nd Amendment position,[2] and he opposed enacting any gun control measures after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, accusing the Democrats of trying to create a slippery slope in which gun rights are slowly eroded.[3][4][5][6]

See also


  2. Marcos, Cristina (October 3, 2017). Scalise: Shooting 'fortified' my view on gun rights. The Hill. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  3. Pandey, Erica (October 8, 2017). Scalise opposes new gun control laws. Axios. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  4. O'Brien, Connor (October 8, 2017). Scalise criticizes 'rush to judgment' on guns, bump stocks. Politico. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  5. Bowden, John (October 5, 2017). Scalise: 'Little bit early' for Congress to ban bump stocks. The Hill. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  6. Hawkins, Awr (October 8, 2017). Rep. Steve Scalise: Dems Trying to Create ‘Slippery Slope’ via Bump Stock Gun Control. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 8, 2017.

External links

  • Profile at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
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