Lawmakers at State Capitol disturbed about D.C. shooting, some events canceled
BATON ROUGE – State lawmakers were rattled with news of the shooting of U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise Wednesday.
Scalise, the House Majority Whip, represents Louisiana's New Orleans-area congressional district and previously served in both the Louisiana House and Senate. His current and former colleagues expressed their concern Wednesday morning. Click HERE to read remarks.
VIDEO: State lawmakers hold prayer service at State Capitol Wednesday; Watch the prayer service HERE
At the State Capitol, talk of the budget was overshadowed by chatter about the shooting earlier Wednesday. Scalise was shot in the hip at a congressional softball event.
Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, left the special session and was headed to Washington. He and Scalise are friends, the Associated Press reported.
Other members of state government took to Twitter to share their support for Scalise, who is expected survive the shooting.
— Norby Chabert (@NorbNolty) June 14, 2017
Due to the shooting, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards canceled a ceremony that was set to celebrate the passage of criminal justice bills.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Fans' Choice Player of the Week 7: East Ascension Walter Samuel
As LSU looks forward to Ole Miss, fans look back on Orgeron...
Juban's plans an early 2022 reopening with new updates
Toy shortage impacting local shops heading into holiday season
Ponchatoula adds 20 more debris trucks; 161K cubic yards in storm debris...