Sanders On Report Gunman Volunteered For His Campaign: 'I Am Sickened'

A volunteer on the practice field in Alexandria, Va. called Fossella moments after the incident, describing the scene as "pandemonium".

Sanders said his prayers were with Scalise and congressional staff.

How Hodgkinson knew about the assembly of Republican lawmakers is unknown.

"I saw this after 9/11 and it didn't last as long as it should have", the NY congressman said, adding that he encouraged the unity that House leaders on both sides called for in the wake of the shooting.

Mr DeSantis said he was "not really a friendly guy", but it was "not enough that I thought he was going to go commit acts of violence".

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The Russian President dismissed the question as nonsense, according to The Washington Times. A day earlier at an economic forum moderated by Kelly in St.

The special agent in charge of the FBI's investigation said there was no immediate indication of the shooter's motive, and that it was too early to tell if Republicans were targeted.

"Trump is a traitor". He is a member of Facebook groups including "Liberal Democratic Socialist Party", "I Hate Donald Trump", and "Terminate The Republican Party".

Hodgkinson's social media posts displayed strong anti-Trump sentiment. "Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover".

Sanders made a distraught statement on the Senate floor acknowledging that Hodgkinson was a volunteer campaign worker, one of tens of thousands who aided his run for president. "He was very nice, said, "Hey I'll take it to a range, somewhere that's safer" and that was the end of it".

Michael Hodgkinson, the suspect's estranged brother, said that Trump's election had upset him. The 51-year-old House Majority Whip was listed in critical condition following surgery, the hospital reported.

Congressman, 2 officers wounded in shooting at Virginia baseball field
Nanette Diaz Barragàn tells BuzzFeed multiple Democratic lawmakers received calls saying "You guys are next" after the shooting. Brad Wenstrup, an Army reservist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq and was on the field Wednesday when the shooting began.

Watson said the deputy on Wednesday recalled Hodgkinson as being "very cordial". Alexandria police say other officers arrived three minutes after the first 911 call and two of them joined the gunfight, according to USA Today.

Oklahoma's federal legislators strongly praised the law enforcement response to the shootings in Virginia Wednesday that appeared to be a targeted attack on Republicans.

Sen. Bernie Sanders during a press conference on Capitol Hill.

Only two days before the attack, a Facebook post saying, "I Want to Say Mr. President, for being an (expletive) you are Truly the Biggest (expletive) We Have Ever Had in the Oval Office".

Trump said on Wednesday morning that the shooter died of his injuries, without identifying the man.

Oklahoma lawmakers react to shooting at GOP baseball practice in Virginia
They attended to a wounded staff member who had been shot in the leg, he said, and then laid back down in the dugout. Griner, shot in the ankle, is in good condition, and Barth, shot in the leg, is also in good condition.

He said he had spoken with Mr Scalise's wife, Jennifer, and pledged his support. "America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this bad shooting". "We are with her and with the entire Scalise family".

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