Scalise thanks law enforcement as shooting anniversary approaches
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Rep. Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseThe Memo: Fears of violence grow amid Trump race storm Democrats call for increased security after 'send her back' chants Democratic strategist on Trump tweets: 'He's feeding this fear and hate' MORE (R-La.) thanked law enforcement on Wednesday as the anniversary of his shooting approaches.

"I think about the heroes when I think about June 14, 2017. This morning, I was honored to welcome one of those heroes—Special Agent Crystal Griner—back to the field at our #CongressionalBaseballGame practice," the Louisiana lawmaker tweeted.

"We'll forever be grateful for the courageous action of Capitol Police." 

Scalise was gravely wounded after 66-year-old James Hodgkinson — who was killed in a shootout with police — opened fire at a group of Republican lawmakers who were practicing baseball on June 14, 2017, in a field in Alexandria, Va., ahead of a charity game.


The Louisiana Republican was struck in the hip by a bullet and underwent nine different surgeries and months of physical therapy.

The officer whom he invited to the field on Wednesday, Crystal Griner, was also injured in the 2017 shooting.