House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer decided to meet with the House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, and I guess you could say it had an impact.
After the meeting Hoyer spoke on the need of additional security funding to protect Congress and their staff members, now especially in the wake of the Congressional Shootings that occurred last week. This isn’t new as members of both sides have been discussing the need to beef up security for themselves, but at least Hoyer seems to be taking the matter into his hands.
With hashtags going around like #HuntRepublicans it’s good to see a Democrat take notice of these concerns and seemingly taking them seriously. Will they hold up? We’ll see…
As Written By Alexa Archambault for the Daily Caller:
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer addressed the possibility of needing additional security funding to protect congressmen and their staffs after he met with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in the hospital Tuesday morning.
Scalise, after being shot at a congressional baseball game practice last week, is still at MedStar Washington Medical Hospital.
“This morning, I visited Steve Scalise. We met together for a relatively short time. He’s been through, obviously, very, very extensive operations. He’s tired,” Hoyer said. “This was an attack on everybody in the government, it seems — an attack on Congress, an attack on democracy.”
Told press I visited my friend @SteveScalise at the hospital today & we discussed how my staff can support his in the coming weeks.
— Steny Hoyer (@WhipHoyer) June 20, 2017
Hoyer went on to discuss how safety concerns are being treated in Congress, following reports that congressmen on both sides of the aisle want to re-think security. “I believe there is an ongoing, right now, very significant analysis of risks and ways to respond to those risks,” said Hoyer, without going into depth regarding the analysis or who is conducting it………
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