RESOLUTION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 14, 2017 ST. TAMMANY GOP ISSUES STATEMENT FOLLOWING SHOOTING OF CONGRESSMAN SCALISE
The shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise this morning sent shock waves throughout Louisiana's 1st Congressional District and the nation, and GOP leaders in Scalise's St. Tammany constituency are calling for prayers and patience while investigators do their work.
"Steve has been a friend to many of us personally and has been a remarkable public servant throughout his career," said Larry Frieman, chair of the St. Tammany Republican Parish Executive Committee (RPEC). "While details are still coming in, the best things we can offer are prayers and patience while local authorities in Virginia and Federal investigators determine what happened - and what is appropriate to make public.
"We are obviously outraged and appalled by this act of violence against the congressman, his security detail and his staff, and expect swift justice for the gunman," Frieman said. "Our most noble focus at this time must be to give care, prayer and support to those who were most directly impacted." ### Media Contact: Larry Frieman firstname.lastname@example.org 504.261.7270