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Honorable Mark Sanford

Representing the 1st District of South Carolina

Sanford Responds to Shooting

Jun 14, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Representative Mark Sanford issued the following statement in response to the shooting at this morning's congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, VA: 
“My prayers are with Congressman Steve Scalise and others who were injured this morning at the congressional baseball game practice. Thank you to all who have reached out to us with their concerns. My staff and I were not there. 
“The U.S. Capitol Police deserve praise for their courage this morning. They likely prevented more injuries, and that commitment is laudable in the extreme. South Carolina knows all too well the sacrifice that the men and women of the Capitol Police make to serve and protect Congress. Indeed, we mourned for Jacob “J.J.” Chestnut of Myrtle Beach back in 1998 when he and another officer were killed protecting then-Majority Whip Tom DeLay.”