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Paul Ryan: Scalise's Return to House Was 'Beautiful Moment'

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House Republican Whip Steve Scalise walks with his wife Jennifer, left, as he leaves the House chamber in the Capitol in Washington, Sept. 28, 2017. ( Jose Luis Magana/AP)

By    |   Friday, 29 September 2017 11:25 AM

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the return of Rep. Steve Scalise to the House of Representatives was a "beautiful moment."

Scalise, R-La., was wounded in a shooting at a congressional baseball practice in June, along with four other people who were injured. He returned to the House Thursday.

"You have no idea how great this feels to be back here at work in the people's House," Scalise said.

"I haven't cried in a while, and I cried," Ryan said in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation" that will air Sunday.

"We've had so much bitterness in this country. We've had political acrimony. We went through a tough election. We're going through all these moments. And Steve Scalise was shot on a ball diamond practicing for a charity game. And what that did was it brought us together," Ryan said in the interview, according to CBS.

"In Congress, it made us look at each other as fellow human beings who are passionate about causes, but who respect one another," Ryan added.

The House Speaker added that seeing Scalise's recovery was "beautiful."

"It was so wonderful. It gave us all a great feeling because so many of us have been praying for Steve and his family," Ryan said.

He noted that both parties came together to support Scalise, noting the friendship between Scalise and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

"Nancy Pelosi came to the floor and gave a magnificent speech. She and Steve are very close. They have an Italian heritage. They've always talked about that," Ryan said.

"That's the kind of dynamic I think we'd like to see more of in this country. And so, out of these tragedies, good things can come. And we sure saw that on display today with Steve," the House Speaker said in the CBS interview.

"I'm definitely a living example that miracles really do happen," Scalise said in his return, according to The Washington Post.

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