Hodgkinson has been identified as the suspect in the Wednesday, June.
Through tears at a press conference on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) said he dove into the first-base dugout when the gunfire erupted just after 7 a.m.as the cops jumped into action. Today's congressional baseball game can serve a similar objective.
Donnelly and other Democrats were practicing in D.C. for a charity baseball game against Republicans when they heard of an attack on GOP congressmen in Alexandria, Virginia.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the annual congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats.
President Trump is not planning to attend the game due to security concerns, the White House said on Wednesday.
Almost every year for more than 100 years, members of Congress from both parties face off in a friendly, but competitive, baseball game. "I have a feeling that Steve has made a great sacrifice, but there could be some unity being brought to our country".
As the House returned to business, lawmakers sought some semblance of normalcy even as they offered prayers for the wounded and echoed the president in pledges of unity.
Griner, 32, is also a Capitol Police special agent.
"We're going to play, we need to play", said Texas Rep.
Four miles north of the Capitol, Scalise, 51, lay at Medstar Washington Hospital Center with a rifle wound in his left hip that shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding. In the immediate aftermath Wednesday the extent of his injuries was not widely known. The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL. Investigators are still studying James T. Hodgkinson's social media profile and activities leading up to the attack.
The gunman 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of IL was shot and died from his injuries.
Earlier Thursday, Republican lawmakers met behind closed doors to share reflections and pray.
He delivered a brief address from the White House Diplomatic Room in which he denounced the shooting of a top House Republican and others as a "very, very brutal assault".
Speaking on the House floor, Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., issued a call to "replace the hateful rhetoric and resistance with respect".
Members of both parties said they needed to soften rhetorical attacks on each other, if only to set a better example for a public that seems increasingly divided into hostile political camps. "How dare they?" Pelosi exclaimed.
The House used a voice vote Thursday to approve a resolution lauding the Capitol Police for protecting lawmakers and stating that "violence has no place" in society.
A shooting in Alexandria leaves a Congressman in critical condition and several others hurt.
Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge Tim Slater said it was "too early to say" whether it was an act of terrorism, or whether Scalise was targeted.
Hodgkinson's apparent Facebook page included strong criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration.
"As far as winning and losing, I think that's far from anybody's mind right now", Flake said.
The team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted. Scalise was hit, and crawled out of the infield, leaving a trail of blood, colleagues said.
Texas Rep. Mike Conaway described what sounded like an explosion, then lawmakers scattering off the field as police roamed in search of the gunman and engaged him. "I stress that we still have a lot of work to do", he told Roll Call last week.