Following the early morning shooting at the June 14 congressional baseball practice, many on Capitol Hill and around the country spent the day in shock over what had transpired.

Our state delegation was preparing to open the Nebraska Breakfast in the basement of the Dirksen Senate Office Building when we heard the news. I stepped to the podium to share the little information we had with attendees and asked for their prayers. Each member of the delegation offered his or her own reflections as news reports continued to roll in throughout our hour together. It was certainly a comfort to be among fellow Nebraskans as we tried to comprehend what was unfolding. We concluded the breakfast with a prayerful moment of silence.


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