Life is precious

This morning, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) led the weekly leadership press conference. She welcomed back Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) to his first Stakeout after the shooting in June, and called on the nation to pray for healing as we cope with the loss of life in Las Vegas Sunday night.

Excerpts from the Chair’s Remarks:

“We have a familiar face with us again. We’re all really happy to have Steve Scalise back. Steve is proof that miracles happen. We’re blessed, and we’re also reminded that life is precious.”

“With everything going on in the world, we think about the devastation in Las Vegas, we think about families and loved ones whose lives were cut short. It’s really hard to imagine yesterday morning getting the news that your child isn’t coming home, or your spouse is gone.”

“Our hearts are breaking, and I think it’s very important that we are reaching out, that we are showing compassion and comfort, that helps people get through it. But we also need to give thought and try to gain understanding from it as we search for what’s next.”

“I do ask everyone to join in prayer for those who have lost their lives, for the families who were impacted. Pray for healing — pray for healing for our country, broken lives and broken hearts, that we may come together during this time.”