PODCAST - Brady: "Shooting was shocking"

Woodlands Congressman Kevin Brady is reacting to the shooting of his Republican Congressional colleague, Louisiana’s Steve Scalise.

Scalise was the most seriously wounded of those hit by gunfire in yesterday’s shooting at a Republican baseball practice early on Wednesday morning. Brady, like, Scalise, plays second base for the Republicans and could have been on the field when the shooter carried out his attack.

On Thursday morning, Brady joined Houston’s Morning News on KTRH, and talked about Scalise, who remains in critical condition and in need of more surgery.

“People love Steve Scalise. He is straight forward and the hardest working guy. People just love him,” Brady said.

Brady says the gunshot wound to the hip that has damaged some internal organs means Scalise’s recovery is going to be a long and hard one.

“He faces tough days, weeks and months ahead. The wound is critical,” Brady stated.

The brazen nature of the attack was something that has troubled Brady for the last 24 hours.

“No one thinks that when you go to a baseball practice at 6:30 in the morning that there are going to be shooters there. It was shocking,” Brady explained.

The annual baseball game between the Republicans and Democrats will go on as planned tonight at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

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