Thompson Welcomes Back Majority Whip Steve Scalise

September 28, 2017
Press Release

Scalise makes triumphant return to Capitol after June shooting   

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today welcomed back his friend and colleague U.S. Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA), the Republican Majority Whip, three months after he was shot by an attacker during a Congressional Baseball Team practice in northern Virginia.

“Seeing Steve walk through the doors to the House Chamber today was a moment I will never forget,” Rep. Thompson said. “The entirety of the House of Representatives stood united and joyful that one of our colleagues returned to the chamber after having almost lost his life. I am honored to call Steve not only a colleague, but a friend. His strength is inspiring, his gratitude is humbling, and his faith in God and the power of prayer moves me beyond words. Steve: We are grateful to have you back here where you belong; welcome back, my friend.”