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Congressman shot at baseball practice is avid sports fan

Scalise , a representative from Louisiana , is the House of Representatives Majority Whip, making him the third-highest ranked member of the Republican leadership in the House. Hodgkinson also had a history of violence. In 2006, police charged Hodgkinson with two counts of battery after he struck a man in the face with a wood shotgun stock and punched a woman. [Full Article...]

How South Carolina congressmen responded to the Alexandria shooting on social media

Louis. His social media presence indicated he was strongly opposed to Republicans , including President Donald Trump . She said the shooting went on for "quite a while". "'That's the Republicans practicing", Duncan told reporters. DeSantis gave a similar account. "I started to look up and somebody in the dugout - I don't know who it was - saved my life because he said, "Get down!' and 'G... [Full Article...]

A look at the victims of the congressional baseball practice shooting

A look at the victims of the congressional baseball practice shooting Rep. Steve Scalise , a congressional staffer and members of the congressional police force were shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack". "I got in the auto and left". "And I said it's the Republican team". "We were scared because when the gunfire didn't stop we thought, 'Oh my gosh, he's gonna come in there, and we're like si... [Full Article...]

US Congressman, others reported shot at Virginia baseball field

US Congressman, others reported shot at Virginia baseball field As the No. 3 House Republican, Scalise has a security detail assigned to him at all times. And now one man, the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson , of IL, is dead. Brooks said the Capitol officers were armed only with pistols, and "taking on a guy with a rifle from 90-120 feet away". And it was clear that there was a gunman. [Full Article...]

Gunman shooting at baseball practice field dead

All we would have had would have been baseball bats versus a rifle. "I don't think about it every day". Donnelly went on to say he was participating at the time with the Democratic team in D.C. Euille said that Hodgkinson referred to him as "Mr. Mayor" and that he would regularly see him at a table at the Y, drinking coffee and using his laptop. [Full Article...]

House Speaker Postpones Vote On Changes To Mass. Marijuana Law

House Speaker Postpones Vote On Changes To Mass. Marijuana Law It would also allow municipal officials to decide on whether growing facilities and dispensaries can be set up in the area as opposed to allowing the local voters to decide. The move to yank the bill from consideration underscores the complexity lawmakers face in crafting legislation that deals with a substance still illegal at the federal level and touches on healthcare and criminal justice issue... [Full Article...]

'He was targeting us': Ga. lawmaker recounts baseball shooting scene

'He was targeting us': Ga. lawmaker recounts baseball shooting scene The Democratic baseball team invited the Republican team to the Democratic Club Wednesday night for dinner. "We obviously were just trying to beat some traffic, never thought that you'd ever have any incident like this, but had we just made a decision to stay a little longer, I mean who knows what would have happened". [Full Article...]

Span To Air Congressional Baseball Game For Charity On Thursday

Police have confirmed they were investigating a shooting involving several people. An ardent supporter of Trump inside the Republican Party, he has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association, a powerful lobbying group that fights for gun-ownership rights. [Full Article...]


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