Statement from LAGOP Chairman Roger F. Villere, Jr.

"I want to express my appreciation to the people of Louisiana for the tremendous outpouring of support and prayer for Congressman Steve Scalise and his family this morning.

Steve is a champion for freedom, one of the great leaders to come from among our ranks. We have every expectation that Steve will make a full recovery.

Meanwhile, please continue to pray for Steve, his wife, Jennifer, and their children. Additionally, please pray for the other victims and their families.

Thank you."

Posted on June 14, 2017 .