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Game on: Tragedy won't stop congressional baseball game

Game on: Tragedy won't stop congressional baseball game”

"Their sacrifice makes democracy possible". She said the shooting "went on for quite a while". Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

Before Hodgkinson opened fire on that baseball diamond yesterday morning with his automatic weapon, when was the last time you heard members of Congress drop their partisan egos and express the kind of well wishes and humanity that transcend party and ideology? He added that Scalise will be missed from the game, but will be fine.

Scalise, 51, the No. 3 House Republican leader first elected to the House in 2008, was in stable condition and undergoing surgery.

House Speaker Paul Ryan's office said Scalise's wounds were not believed to be life-threatening and that a member of the security detail was also shot.

Barton's two children were also at the practice with him. He said the gunman had "a rifle of some sort. a lot of ammo". Jeff Flake and Reps.

The House adjourned for the day after the briefing.

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The annual Congressional Baseball Game, which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, will be played on Thursday despite Wednesday's shooting at the GOP squad's practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

Republicans defended the use of that type of over-the-top rhetoric as an appropriate response to a bill they despised.

The team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted.

"Finally, the shooter was shot behind home plate as he was circling around to the first base dugout where there were a number of United States congressmen and other folks", he was quoted as saying by a local radio station.

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, grew emotional as he described what he saw to reporters when he returned to the House. "But I - we speak for each other in saying that we send our thoughts and prayers to our colleague, Steve Scalise". He commended the bravery of those who came to the rescue.

"He shot at Trent Kelley, our third baseman".

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The attack critically wounded House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and also injured Capitol police officers, and a current and former congressional aide. They shot the shooter. "We do it for charity", Barton said.

"It was scary", Barton said. My son Jack got under an SUV and he was very fearless.

"I spoke with Special Agent Bailey and Special Agent Griner this morning..."

After the gunfire stopped, Sen.

Other Republicans said the criticism of Trump had crossed a line to a risky obsession among Democrats, one that implicitly encouraged violence. And he says Scalise is "in some trouble".

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