Trump Declines To Lead America After Republican Baseball Practice Shooting

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) noted that, other than former President Obama, she probably has had more threats on her life than any member of Congress.

Sanders said he was "sickened" by what he called a "despicable act".

Two weeks ago, the Capitol police dispatched two officers to the Houston district of Rep. Al Green, D-Texas. "He is in stable condition", the statement said. "Their sacrifice makes democracy possible". Scalise was shot in his hip and underwent surgery; as of Wednesday afternoon, he was listed as being in critical condition.

And they erupted in cheers at one particular announcement: We're still playing baseball tomorrow.

Barton said he may think twice about again taking his son, Jack, to congressional events, never having expected shooting violence at the 6 a.m. baseball practice. He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders and colleagues.

Wednesday's incident was the first shooting of a member of the U.S. Congress since January 2011, when Democratic Representative Gabby Giffords was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt at a gathering of her constituents in Tucson, Arizona. The game itself, Republicans against Democrats, is played at Nationals Park, in Washington-a big-league stadium, four hundred and two feet out to center-and the level of play is surprisingly good.

The gunman was believed to have been in the Alexandria area since March, Slater said.

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One committee that did not cancel its activity for the day was the House Foreign Affairs panel, which went ahead with testimony from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about his department's 2018 budget request. "We've got Capitol police coming out of every office in the Capitol complex", Duncan said.

A USA congressman and a Capitol Police officer were wounded by gunfire Wednesday after a man started shooting at a Republican team charity baseball practice in suburban Washington, D.C. - an attack that was captured in dramatic video footage.

President Donald Trump is making an evening visit to the hospital where the U.S. congressman who was critically wounded Wednesday at baseball practice is receiving treatment. It appears that that person he is referencing is Scalise, who can be seen lying in the outfield.

When the federal officers first began firing, those in the dugout weren't certain whether there was more than one shooter, Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala. "And I said it's the Republican team".

Three officers from the Capitol Hill force were on the scene, two of them assigned to Scalise because of his position in House leadership. One Capitol Hill police officer suffered a gunshot wound and another officer twisted an ankle and was released from a hospital, police said. They shot the shooter. "The security detail saved a lot of lives because they attacked the shooter".

The video, taken from an adjacent dog park, shows the scene as numerous shots are fired.

"It was scary", Barton said.

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Fleischmann said he immediately got on the ground and ended up in the dugout.

Little is known about Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner. Houstonian Zack Barth, a Congressional aide, was also wounded.

After the gunfire stopped, Sen.

Trump praised Scalise as "a patriot" and "a fighter" and said Scalise has the prayers of the "entire nation" behind him. But he said news of the shooting came "totally out of the blue". "I was just trying to find where the shooter was. It's just a very, very sad day". A man who matches the description of the shooter approached Duncan in the parking lot and asked him whether this was a gathering of Democratic or Republican members.

The incident raises questions about future security plans.

Since then, Scalise has always gotten more than 65 percent of the vote in primaries, avoiding runoff elections, the New Orleans Times-Picayune has reported. Last year, Democrats wore rainbow wristbands for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.

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His brother Michael told The New York Times that "he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff". A staunch supporter of President Trump, Scalise was reelected in November with almost 75% support over his Democratic challenger.

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