WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement:

“This has been a painful week for our country. The killings we’ve seen are senseless and heartbreaking, and our first thoughts must be with the families and communities who are grieving. This is a moment for each American to pause and prayerfully consider the deep pain being felt by so many. Together, we must commit ourselves to words and deeds that heal and bring peace, that combat lawlessness and promote justice, and that unite us all as Americans and as children of God.”