State lawmakers saddened, concerned by shooting of congressman

Trump spoke from the Diplomatic Treaty Room of the White House, putting aside the scandals surrounding his presidency and pursuit of his embattled agenda to inform the country that the shooter, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., had died. A charity baseball game will take place as scheduled Thursday night at Nationals Park.

"We were not aware of what was going on until we received a call from the security folks to say that we needed to get off the field and find shelter until they could determine what was happening", said Kildee, D-Flint Township, said.

Scalise's position as whip in the Republican-controlled House makes him one of the most senior figures in Congress. The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. He was in critical condition but the wound was not life-threatening, officials said.

"Praying for Majority Whip Congressman Steve Scalise, the staff, and Capitol Police who were shot in this horrific incident this morning", said U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker, another Berks County congressman.

"Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy, " he said.

Trump described Scalise as a "very good friend" and "patriot", telling him: "America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this bad shooting".

Trump brought with him to the hospital Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, who had visited the center earlier in the day to ascertain Scalise's condition from doctors there.

Threats come not just from Islamic extremism or right-wing sources, but the "hard left", Levin said.

Hodgkinson's social media posts displayed strong anti-Trump sentiment.

"He said 'Oh my God.' And I looked and I said 'What's up?' And he told me", Donnelly said. But he said news of the shooting came "totally out of the blue". Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and had a Facebook page with hostile posts against President Donald Trump. "Let me be as clear as I can be".

Steven Smith, spokesman for Rep. Ed Royce, R-Fullerton, said there are no immediate plans to increase security in the district for Royce, but increased care will be taken. "It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co".

"We are strongest when we are unified", the 45th president told the nation. Formerly with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bailey was praised by House Speaker Paul Ryan for his heroic efforts.

When the gunfire stopped and Flake heard someone say the shooter was down, he sprinted out to Scalise. Lawmakers, staff members and even the young son of one of the members ran for cover, jumping into dugouts and over fences to avoid the gunshots. The suspected gunman was killed as Capitol Police officers returned fire at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. He was taken into custody at the scene of the shooting.

"There could have easily been 25 deaths today", Williams said.

Barton had arrived at the US Capitol still wearing his red baseball uniform. He was in critical condition following surgery, the hospital said, and will require several more operations. "Because we are being tested right now", he said. Last month he introduced legislation that relaxes restrictions on interstate gun sales.

Democrats were also practising on another field at a different location, reported CNN.

"We reported to police that there was a gentleman that confronted us when we were going to our vehicle and he wanted to know whether it was Republicans or Democrats that were out there".

  • Larry Hoffman