Suspect in congressional baseball shooting has died
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 9:22
Wednesday's shooting jolted many lawmakers, leaving them feeling vulnerable.
The House speaker said he spoke with both Bailey and Griner and "expressed our profound gratitude to them".
Shortly after the shooting, Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., received an email. "They use the two thumbs and assault one another", said Doyle.
There are 238 Republicans in the House, but 217 voted for a bill that would repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health law. And Brooks and Banks say the Capitol Police deserve praise for their daily work in protecting members of Congress.
President Donald Trump also canceled an afternoon event at the Department of Labor.
He said a gunfight had ensued between the shooter and the congressmen's police security detail, who were armed with pistols.
"Since May, someone has threatened to shoot Rep. (Martha) McSally in the head". I could see, from what I understand now, the congressman in the outfield.
"Do we know where he's at?".
McSally is a Republican from Arizona and Kustoff is a Republican from Tennessee.
Who are the US Capitol Police, and what do they do?
"I was waving frantically, 'Come off the field right now, ' and when they got to the dugout, I told them what happened and it was just sort of, everybody got very silent", Doyle said. "But it's going to be in my pocket from this day forward", Collins, who has a concealed carry permit, said.
Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC said he had just left the practice and encountered the apparent gunman in the parking lot before the shooting.
"That's the wrong way to approach this". He wasn't moving. A lot of people were just trying to get out of the way. The popular and gregarious lawmaker is known for his love of baseball and handed out commemorative bats when he secured the No. 3 job of House whip several years ago.
Trump and Melania also met Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner and her wife.
Texas Rep. Roger Williams said that one of his aides, Zack Barth, was shot but was doing well and expected to fully recover.
"Somebody from the baseball team starting screaming, and I heard really, really loud pops very close to me". He was tended to by fellow lawmakers including Brad Wenstrup, an OH congressman who is a physician, before being transported to a hospital. - "has now died from his injuries after a shootout with police".
Definitely not all 535 members of Congress.
Instead, lawmakers gathered in the Capitol Visitor Center during the late morning for a members-only briefing. Giffords resigned from Congress and became an activist for gun restrictions.
She survived, but six people were killed.
The North Carolina General Assembly has its own special police force while the State Capitol Police cover all of the other state government buildings in Wake County.
Scalise's detail included two members of the Capitol Police who helped bring down the gunman, even though one was shot. He said he was protesting the influence of money in politics. "America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this bad shooting", he said.
"I was on my front porch and that is when I heard the first round of shots. I wish everyone injured a full and speedy recovery".
"I got a look at the gunman behind the backstop, and he had a line of sight into our dugout. You might at things in which we are collectively together".