Tennessee congressman thanks Capitol Police officers at congressional football game

WASHINGTON  (Gray DC) -- Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) is expressing his gratitude for the U.S. Capitol Police.

Fleischmann was on an Arlington, VA baseball practice field the morning of June 14, that’s when a gunman opened fire on several congressmen who were practicing for a charity baseball game.

Flesichmann said, “That day was very upsetting, obviously we had carnage on the field, being fired at by a gunman.”

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot, and spent months recovering in the hospital.

During Wednesday’s Congressional Football Game, Scalise was honored at halftime.

He was joined by two Capitol Police officers, Crystal Griner and David Bailey.

Scalise said, “They [Griner and Bailey] saved my life, and they saved the life of a lot of other members.”

As Scalise spoke, Fleischmann was standing alongside fellow congressman who were on the baseball field the morning of the shooting.

Fleischmann said, “Just to honor the guards and honor Steve Scalise tonight at this football game means an awful lot.”

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