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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Lawmakers Talk More Security, Packing a Gun After Shooting

June 19, 2017
In The News

"Wednesday's shooting jolted many lawmakers, leaving them feeling vulnerable. And as the political rhetoric becomes shriller, many members of Congress said they are receiving more threats, by email and by phone."

"Since May, someone has threatened to shoot Rep. (Martha) McSally in the head. Someone tried to run Rep. (David) Kustoff off the road with her car, and now a man seemingly attempted to assassinate several members of Congress at a baseball practice," said Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La. "I know we're a divided country, but Americans do not settle political disagreements with violence."

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