Scalise encourages blood donations after Las Vegas shooting

Scalise encourages blood donations after Las Vegas shooting
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House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseHouse GOP reverses, cancels vote on Dem bill to abolish ICE Overnight Energy: Koch backs bill opposing carbon taxes | Lawmakers look to Interior budget to block offshore drilling | EPA defends FOIA process Koch backs House measure opposing carbon taxes MORE (R-La.) on Monday encouraged individuals across the United States to donate blood following a mass shooting Sunday night in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more. 

“In this tragic moment, I encourage people across America to stand together in solidarity, and to support the Las Vegas community and all of those affected, especially by giving blood and encouraging others to do the same,” Scalise said in a statement.

“In the face of unspeakable evil, our whole nation must respond with countless acts of kindness, warmth and generosity."

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Scalise, who returned to Capitol Hill last week after being shot in June during a GOP practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, said he is in agreement with President Trump that the deadly mass shooting in Nevada was “pure evil." 

"I agree with the president that this was an act of pure evil. I pray for the victims of this murderous attack, and our whole nation grieves with their loved ones,” he said.

“We also thank the first responders and fellow citizens who did all they could to help those in harm’s way."

Scalise spent weeks at MedStar Washington Hospital Center after the shooting.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Monday encouraged individuals seeking to help to donate blood and listed two locations that will be accepting donations.