Local Congressman Buddy Carter on the shooting of fellow Congressman Scalise

(WSAV) – 1st District Congressman Buddy Carter of Pooler says his heart goes out to the family of Congressman Steve Scalise, who was shot this morning during a congressional baseball practice. “He is a super guy,” Carter told us.

Congressman Carter was not at the practice but told us he was in the congressional gym early Wednesday morning and Speaker Paul Ryan was also there. Carter told WSAV’s Ben Katko that when security personnel rushed in to talk to Ryan that he knew something was wrong. “It was just the look on Paul’s face,” Carter told us.

Carter says he is not on the baseball team but indicated that Congressman Scalise is an avid baseball fan and that the bi-partisan game was scheduled for tomorrow. He says it’s unclear if it will proceed now.

In commenting on where we go from here, in view of the fact it appears the shooter targeted the republican lawmakers,  Carter said simply “we have a very divided country right now.”

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