Rand Paul Discusses Role of Security During Morning Shooting

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He's played on the team since he entered Congress, the adviser said.

The wounded are in good condition.

Rep. Rodney Davis says he never thought he'd go to a baseball practice and "have to dodge bullets".

"I was up to bat and heard a loud noise. He's got a gun!"

"I'm not going to assess who takes responsibility, but we're all responsible for the discourse that happens in American government", Davis said.

Two Capitol Police officers and an aide also were injured, a security source said. "Had they not been there, it would have been a massacre". We have kids at practices. "God bless the" Capitol Police.

"I don't' know if I will ever get the scene out of my mind". ABC News and other outlets reported two members of the Capitol Police Department were hit and one of them was able to return fire.

Davis gave the interview with blood still on his arm and hands, and detailed his attempts to take cover as the assailant fired on the congressmen.

Rodney Davis, who represents the 13th Congressional District in IL, was among the members of Congress practicing at a Virginia baseball field when shots were fired Wednesday, his spokesperson confirmed, but he was not hurt.

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"When you have no way to defend yourself. the field was essentially a killing field", Paul later told CNN. He has since died, President Donald Trump said during a press conference following the shooting. T. Hodgkinson of Belleville.

Scalise, the injured lawmaker, is a friend of Shimkus. The gunman shot Scalise in the hip.

Statements of support are flooding in across the political spectrum.

Scalise's office said the lawmaker is undergoing surgery and in stable condition, adding: "He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues".

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the entire Senate is "deeply saddened" over Wednesday's shooting.

"Had they not been there it would have been a massacre", Paul said to MSNBC.

Paul also praised the Alexandria Police Department, who responded to the emergency in less than three minutes.

"I'm sure it made a significant difference", Slater said. "He was more on the really progressive side of things". The majority of what we do in Washington is bipartisan. You can disagree with policy but you can't turn it into something personal. "This is a result, I believe, of political rhetorical terrorism". When situations such as these occur, it is important that we pull together. We are the United States of America. That's why we have elections. Both are being traced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Davis, a Republican from Taylorville, said he chose to keep the dirty clothes on: "My breaking point is done".

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