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Rep. Dave Reichert: I hope we don’t have to be surrounded by security

Members of Washington’s congressional delegation are reacting to the shooting at a Virginia baseball field that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and his aides injured.

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Representative Dave Reichert (R-Auburn) told Seattle’s Morning News that he was shocked by the news, but relieved that none of the victim’s injuries appeared to be fatal Wednesday morning.

“I would hate to see us finally get to a point where we have to surround members of Congress with security guards,” he added.

You can listen to the entire interview with Rep. Reichert here.

Rep. Dave Reichert

Sen. Maria Cantwell

Rep. Suzan DelBene

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler

Rep. Dan Newhouse

Sen. Patty Murray

Rep. Pramila Jayapal


The shooting occurred at a park and baseball complex in Alexandria, Virginia, where lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice. The team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out. At least 50 shots are believed to have been fired during the resulting chaos.

The gunman has been taken into custody.

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