LSU sending hats, t-shirts for lawmakers to wear at game in honor of Scalise – Louisiana News

LSU sending hats, t-shirts for lawmakers to wear at game in honor of Scalise – Louisiana News


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Published 9:51 p.m. CT June 14, 2017 | Updated 7 hours ago

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It started with a single pop, which for a split second was not alarming to the Republican members of Congress who had gathered for baseball practice Wednesday. Then gunshots in quick succession rang out, injuring Rep. Steve Scalise and others. (June 14)
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Purple and gold hats, t-shirts and other gear are being shipped to Washington for lawmakers to wear during Thursday’s congressional baseball game in honor of their colleague Steve Scalise, Louisiana State University announced. 

The U.S. Rep. and LSU alumnus was supposed to play in the game for charity before he was shot early Wednesday during a practice for players on the Republican team.

More: Scalise out of surgery, in critical condition after shooting

“We are grateful to Congress for thinking of Rep. Steve Scalise during this difficult time and recognizing him by wearing LSU gear in support of his recovery,” LSU President F. King Alexander said in a statement. “Rep. Scalise is a proud LSU alumnus and great supporter of the university, and we are proud to help out even in this small way. The thoughts and prayers of the entire LSU community are with Rep. Scalise, his family and all of those injured.”

“The entire LSU Board of Supervisors stands united with our nation, our state and the entire LSU family in extending our thoughts and prayers to Congressman Steve Scalise at this critical time,” said LSU Board of Supervisors Chair…

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