WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Claire McCaskill and Congressman Billy long say the October 3rd shooting near the Capitol created a lot of extra tension, but the lawmakers say they felt safe. The building was placed on lock-down and police issued a Shelter-in-Place Order following reports of shots fired. Both lawmakers are applauding the D.C. Police Force for putting their lives on the line, even when their paychecks are on hold due to the the shutdown.
"The procedures worked semelessly it was an impressive show of law enforcement professionalism," says Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri.
"It was tense for a while but the Capitol Police did a fantastic job and I want to compliment them," says Congressman Billy Long, R-Missouri.
The shooting happened after a vehicle rammed a security barrier at the White House. Police chased the suspect, ending up near the Capitol where shots were fired.