Tommy's Talks: Congressman Steve Scalise

Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
October 12, 2017 - 5:54 am

On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of speaking with Steve Scalise for the first time since the shooting at a Congressional baseball practice. He had already returned to work, and he's getting back into all the action.

We spoke about a variety of things, including his upcoming speech at an event by the Family Research Council, the push for tax reform in Congress, and more. Here are some of the highlights.

  • I'm not trying to curry favor; I'm just being honest. I said a rosary for you and your family every day since the shooting happened, and I continue to do that.
  • If you go to their website it says: “Family Research Council believes that homosexual conduct is harmful to the persons who engage in it and to society at large, and can never be affirmed. It is by definition unnatural, and as such is associated with negative physical and psychological health effects.” Now here's the thing. I have somebody in my family that's gay. The thing that puzzled me is that you're going to speak to this group when Crystal Griner took a bullet for you and saved your life. I know that you look at your security detail and treat them as family, and I know you're a good guy. I'm just wondering about this.
  • Is the possibility of tax reform what's driving the markets to do so well and why everybody's 401k is doing so well. How is tax reform going to get through? We saw health care reform fail. Is the Republican Congress divided? Can y'all come up with something that can get passed?

Listen to my whole conversation with Congressman Scalise below.

Tommy chats with Steve Scalise

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