Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Congressmen in Pocket During Attack
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 22:43
The president's meaning was unclear as he made the comments at an event on Cuba policy in Miami. He says Hodgkinson told him Trump screwed up the nation "more than anyone in the history of this country". The hospital planned to hold a briefing on his condition later in the day Friday. None of the men on the list were injured in the shooting that took place as congressmen and staffers were getting ready for practice.
Adding to uncertainty about the list, Franks was not on the baseball team. The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity.
Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period of healing and rehabilitation". Several other people were also believed to have been hit, according to a lawmaker who witnessed the shooting.
Hodgkinson, who had lashed out on social media against Trump and Republicans, was shot and killed by police officers including members of Scalise's security detail who responded.
Brooks tells CNN that he was contacted by Capitol Police and told his name and office number were on the list.
The FBI is still investigating the case and is looking through Hodgkinson's belongings, including his cellphone, computer and camera.
Sue Hodgkinson spoke to reporters Thursday outside her IL home.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi had been discussing "protocol and resources for members' safety" even before the attack, said a Ryan spokeswoman, AshLee Strong.
James Hodgkinson began firing at Republicans during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. U.S. Capitol Police and D.C. Metropolitan Police Department also declined to comment. The Louisiana republican remains in critical condition at a local hospital.
Bailey received a hero's welcome from a record crowd of almost 25,000 at Thursday's game when he threw out the first pitch, and Barth also showed up for the game, walking with crutches.
Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.