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Congressman Kelly reflects on safety in wake of ballpark shootings

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As Congressman Steve Scalise continues to recover from his injuries, area lawmakers are reflecting on the shooting at a Virginia ballpark last week and their security moving forward.

"Do we want to be safe, yeah, but don't want to live where I'm afraid to go outside my house," Rep. Mike Kelly said, R-Pa.

Kelly joined WFMJ Weekend Today's Press Pass about his outlook on working in the current political climate and the injuries Scalise will have to overcome.

"Steve Scalise is not only majority whip, he's a husband and he's a father and I think we're beginning to disconnect with who these people are that represent us," he said.

Kelly considers Scalise a friend and shared more on his condition while recovering at a hospital in the D.C. area. 

He believes Scalise has a "long road to recovery" due to internal injuries.

"There are fragments of a bullet that are inside of him," Kelly said. 

He urges the public to remain aware of their surroundings in light of the shooting rampage at a Congressional baseball practice on Wednesday. Kelly doesn't believe he needs to be provided any additional security than what he has now. 

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