Hollywood Reacts to Virginia Shooting: ‘Please Congress, What Will It Take for You to Act?’

Julianne Moore, George Takei and more respond to the attack on Republican politicians practicing for the upcoming Congressional baseball game

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Hollywood was quick to react to Wednesday morning’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, where a gunman opened fire with a rifle on a group of Republican politicians practicing for the upcoming Congressional baseball game. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was struck, along with several others.

Julianne Moore said she was “saddened by this shooting in our US Capitol,” in a tweet, but also urged Congress “to act.” She shared a tweet from The Atlantic senior editor David Frum, that called out Virginia for its lack of background checks on gun owners.

Film producer Megan Ellison called the shooting “a frightening encapsulation of the fragility or our deeply divided country.”

Alyssa Milano retweeted a tweet from Stand Up Republic co-founder Mindy Minn, who said, “An attack on one American is an attack on all Americans.”

President Donald Trump offered his prayers for Scalise in a tweet shortly following the incident. “Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover,” Trump tweeted. “Our thoughts and prayers are with him.”

Scalise is in stable condition with a “hip wound” at George Washington University Hospital, according to the Associated Press. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s spokesperson said Scalise’s wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.

Police said a suspect in the shooting was in custody.

Rep. Mo Brooks witnessed that attack and told the AP that several other people also were hit, including two law enforcement officers. Brooks also told CNN that at least 50 rounds were fired.

See some of Hollywood’s reactions below: