Rep. DeSantis Had 'Odd' Encounter With Man Before Virginia Shooting

Rep. Ron DeSantis, (R-Fla.), told CNBC that a man came up to him and Rep. Jeff Duncan, (R-S.C.), at the practice and asked if the players on the field were Republicans or Democrats.

"We said it was a Republican team", Duncan said on "Squawk on the Street". "It was a little odd". Duncan described to reporters his brief conversation with the individual. Joe Barton of Texas and Arizona Sen.

"The encounter I had in the parking lot was very, very odd", Bloomberg quoted DeSantis telling Fox News, although it is unclear whether the person was the assailant. "He was really interested in wanting to know who was out there".

Walker, who was at the practice for the upcoming annual congressional baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, confirmed he was "shaken but okay".

The gunman, armed with a rifle, was reportedly shot by a member of Scalise's security detail, who had been hit before returning fire.

"At the same time, I hear Steve Scalise, over near second base, scream". His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Wenstrup leaped into action, using his experience as a combat surgeon to help Scalise immediately after he was shot in the hip early Wednesday morning. Two Capitol Hill Police officers were also supposedly shot.

Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson issued a statement saying, "We are all Americans first, regardless of party".

"We said it was Republicans and he kind of started walking to the field", he added. "[T] oday's attack could have been much worse without them". [I] can't emphasize enough how blessed we are to have such fine people in Capitol Police.

  • Joanne Flowers