WATCH: Steve Scalise credits the 'power of prayer' for his return to Congress
Steve Scalise returns to the House of Representatives

Steve Scalise credits 'power of prayer' for return to Congress

Posted September 28, 2017 12:38 PM by Chris Pandolfo Steve Scalise returns to the House of Representatives
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Rep. Steve Scalise returned to the House of Representatives Thursday for the first time since he was shot by a radical leftist.

After arriving to thunderous, sustained applause, Scalise gave a speech on the floor, thanking God and acknowledging the power of answered prayer in his recovery.

“The power of prayer is something that you just cannot underestimate,” Scalise said. “I am definitely a living example that miracles really do happen.”

Watch his full speech:

Thanking the Capitol Hill police, his doctors at MedStar, and his well-wishers in Congress and from around the world, Scalise said his faith in God was strengthened by the experience and the outpouring of love he felt.

“While some people might focus on a tragic event and an evil act, to me, all I remember are the thousands of acts of kindness and love that came out of this, ” he said.

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Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.