Paul Ryan: 'An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us'

House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks about the attack on a Republican baseball team. (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

House Speaker Paul Ryan has told his fellow lawmakers that "an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us."

The Wisconsin Republican praised the efforts of Capitol police officers and other law enforcement.

Ryan addressed the House in the wake of Wednesday's shooting at a practice of lawmakers for the annual charity congressional baseball game.

Ryan said, "these were our brothers and sisters in the line of fire."

Ryan received a standing ovation as lawmakers in both parties came to the House chamber as a show of unity.

Ryan said implored lawmakers in both parties "to resolve to come together to lift each other up and to show the country, show the world that we are one House, the people's House, united in our humanity."

He acknowledged that without the presence of the officers assigned to Rep. Steve Scalise's security detail the shooting could've been much, much worse.

Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi followed Ryan in addressing the House.

"For this person to take this action was so cowardly. ... It seems particularly sad that a time when people want us to come together and we were prepared to come together that this assault was made. We cannot let this be a victory for the assailant."

She said her hope was the Republican team would play against the Democrat team for the charity game scheduled for Thursday.

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