Steve Scalise to undergo third surgery from gunshot in mass shooting
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 21:20
"I will be carrying when I'm out and about", Collins said in a TV interview with WKBW. "That, maybe, really shouldn't be the standard of what they secure".
Zach Barth, a staffer for Republican Congressman Roger Williams, and Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tyson Foods, were wounded in the attack.
The wounded Capitol Police officers were identified as David Bailey, who was treated for a minor injury, and Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle.
The managers of the Democratic and Republican baseball teams came together in a joint press conference shortly after the shooting Wednesday.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., discussed the issue during a meeting last week, according to aides familiar with the talks, and there is now a sense of urgency to make a decision soon. The Capitol's usual partisan combativeness, though not absent, was less pointed than usual, and warm words were exchanged between some lawmakers with starkly opposing political philosophies. Alexandria allows the ownership and carrying of weapons, but discharging a firearm in the city is illegal. "It's not just an increase in budget, but it's a shift in how we do our security". Loudermilk said when Virginia's laws were pointed out.
"I think it needs to happen today", Carol Boulden, of Alexandria, Va. said.
The Congressional Baseball Game Facebook page will also carry a live stream of the game and it will be broadcast on C-SPAN, a spokeswoman for the Congressional Baseball Game said.
"We're not any more special than anybody else, but we are targets", he said.
The Congressional Baseball Game was created in 1909 by Pennsylvania Congressman John Tener, a former pitcher for the Chicago White Stockings.
"I think that the president contributed to this significantly", said Rep. James Clyburn of SC, the No. 3 House Democrat. "I'm going to go out and be with my constituents, whether they're here, in Washington D.C. visiting me, or whether they're in the district", said Rep. Charles J.
Colleagues said Scalise, who had been fielding balls at second base, dragged himself away from the infield, leaving a trail of blood before they rushed to his assistance. He noted that if Scalise had chose to miss practice, the players out there wouldn't have had Capitol Police protection, which could have allowed the shooting to be an "unspeakable" massacre. Both had appeared on the House floor earlier.
Such tight security is not afforded to lawmakers once they leave Washington unless they are members of congressional leadership. "I've had armed police at my public meetings".
The FBI said it was investigating the shooter's "activities and social media impressions" in the months leading up to the attack.
But Flake said the final score wasn't likely to matter this year. Clyburn charged that Trump "is allowed to hide behind political correctness to say all kinds of things about people, and I'm a little bit sick and exhausted of people saying anything they want to say about anyone they want to say it about".
The US President suggested that Scalise, a Republican congressman who was shot Wednesday during a GOP baseball practice in Virginia, is in worse condition than initially believed.
Blumenthal and Esty, along with several of Connecticut's members of the House of Representatives, were in the stands. They are ferried to and from the Capitol each day in a pair of black SUVs and have protection with them wherever they travel. James Lankford, R-Okla., Senate subcommittee chairman.
"The security detail saved a lot of lives", he said. "Yes, they sure are they probably should have more security given the environment we are in right now".