Mark Kelly Reportedly Phoned Steve Scalise Following His Return To House

Rep. Steve Scalise and Mark Kelly’s wife, former Representative Gabby Giffords, may not have a great deal in common, but there’s one thing they definitely do. They’ve both survived being shot by a maniac intent on seeing them dead.

With that in mind, one can imagine that Kelly would view Scalise as someone who would be interested in sharing the former astronaut’s views on gun control. However, when Kelly called Scalise up after the Republican lawmaker returned to work, the gun control advocate didn’t quite get what he was looking for.

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly late last month phoned House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on his first day back at the Capitol.

Kelly said he and his wife, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), were both praying for the Louisiana congressman’s speedy recovery and were glad to hear he was back at work 15 weeks after a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice.

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Then, Kelly brought up some of the gun reform work that he and Giffords have dedicated their lives to ever since 2011, when a man shot Giffords through the head and murdered six people at a Tucson constituent event....

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