"We love you." Lewis led a House floor Democratic sit-in a year ago when Republicans refused to consider gun control legislation. I have a feeling that Steve has made a great sacrifice, but there could be some unity being brought to our country.
"My hopes and prayers are that Representative Scalise, congressional staff and the Capitol Police Officers who were wounded make a quick and full recovery". The House majority whip remained in critical condition Thursday night after multiple surgeries, though word came from the hospital during the game that he had improved. Scalise and the others had been at the GOP team's baseball practice in nearby Alexandria, Virginia, when they were shot. He was shot in the hip in the Wednesday morning incident and the bullet fractured bones and injured internal organs, causing severe bleeding. In the immediate aftermath Wednesday the extent of his injuries was not widely known.
James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., shot at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., yesterday morning wounding four and injuring two.
Hodgkinson's apparent Facebook page included strong criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. They signed oversized cards for the wounded.
The two men never talked about politics, Euille said.
While Trump was restrained in his remarks about the shooting, other figures on the political right let loose.
Republican Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania rose on the House floor to issue a call to "replace the hateful rhetoric and resistance with respect", a comment seemingly aimed at an anti-Trump "Resist" movement. President Trump visited Scalise in the hospital on Wednesday, calling him a "fighter".
Pelosi says it's "outrageous" and "beneath the dignity" of the House, adding: "How dare they say such a thing, how dare they".
She was taken back up to the house in a police vehicle.
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As a result, the US said it would not join those sections of the communique on climate and multilateral development banks. The group says that it represents 120 million Americans and $6.2 trillion in contributions to the US economy.
Doyle put his hand on Barton's shoulder several times as the Republican, who was at the practice with his son, recalled the horror of realizing that friends and co-workers were under attack.
A Federal Bureau of Investigation lab team looks for evidence in the outfield signage at the ball field which is the scene of a multiple shooting in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmake.
"Everyone on that field is a public servant, " Trump said, his tone somber, America's acrimonious politics set aside for the moment.
On Facebook, Hodgkinson was a member of a group called "Terminate the Republican Party", a fact that seemed to take on chilling new meaning in light of an account from South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan.
The GOP lawmakers' team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted. He dragged himself away from the infield leaving a trail of blood before fellow lawmakers could rush to his assistance.
Texas Rep. Mike Conaway described what sounded like an explosion, then lawmakers scattering off the field as police roamed in search of the gunman and engaged him.
"I actually left a little early, probably about a couple of minutes before this happened. there was a guy that walked up to us that was asking whether it was Republicans or Democrats out there, and it was just a little odd, and then he kind of walked toward the area where all this happened", DeSantis said. "I didn't get it?'" said Dougherty.
In the hours after the attack in Alexandria, Virginia, a picture began to emerge of a shooter with a mostly minor arrest record who worked as a home inspector and despised the Republican Party.