Congressional Baseball Game raises more than $1 million

Danny Woods
June 16, 2017

President Donald Trump said in a statement: "The Vice-President [Mike Pence] and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely". We saw it again after the shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida a year ago, when people all over the USA were shocked and outraged at the deaths of dozens of mostly LGBT people. We are united in our anguish. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told his colleagues during an address from the floor.

Giffords, still struggling with the wounds she received during the 2011 shooting spree at a "Congress on Your Corner" event in Tucson, said Wednesday's shooting may have targeted Republicans but that it was "an attack on all who serve and on all who participate in our democracy".

Mr Sanders said he condemned the violence "in the strongest possible terms".

But it was clear that even as they reached across the aisle to offer human support as House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) underwent his third surgery, the gulf between the parties on guns remained unchanged. Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful". Mika is director of government relations for Tyson Foods Washington, D.C., office and has worked for the company for more than six years. Barth has been treated and released from the hospital; Mika is listed in critical condition. Many who vehemently disagree with his positions on the issues still like Scalise as a man.

The popular annual face-off, which raises money for charity, is scheduled to go forward as planned Thursday evening at Nationals Park in Washington.

"Everyone on that field is a public servant", the president said.

The shooting, prompting something Washington hasn't seen in a while: civility. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas is placed into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

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Slater and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe indicated that they did not believe any other people were involved in the crime and that the area is now safe. Helena. "We are better than this".

The practice field is an open and community-friendly spot, and it's not uncommon for visitors to stop by. Asked whether more of his colleagues should receive security protection like him, he quipped, "I think all of you deserve protection, too", before adding later: "I think we have to protect everybody".

Shortly afterward, shots rang out.

Addressing Scalise, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said, "You are not alone". He said he believed the shooter was using an AR-15-style rifle. He was fielding balls at second base when he was hit in the hip, and sustained grievous injuries as the bullet travelled through his pelvis and injured internal organs. Chuck Fleischmann, (R) Tennessee. Then the aide and the lobbyist were struck as the gunman moved methodically around the fence and toward the home-plate backstop. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected".

"It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday, adding that he also had visited a wounded Capitol Police officer at the hospital.

Authorities said five people were taken to hospitals, including Hodgkinson.

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