Paul Ryan Speaks After Congressman Shot in Virginia

16 June, 2017, 06:11 | Author: Lorena Waters
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He also praised the Capitol Police, which engaged in a gun battle with the shooter. The Alabama lawmaker said he colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". In all, five people were taken to area hospitals, including the suspect, Alexandria police said.

But Mrs. Pelosi did say a majority of the problem comes from the outside sources like cable television. "Their sacrifice makes democracy possible".

A reporter asked Pelosi to comment on the possibility that the shooting could be used against the Democratic party politically because the shooter appeared to be motivated by anti-Republican sentiments. He has represented Louisiana's First Congressional District since 2008 and chairs the House Republican Study Committee.

"I know that we all want to learn as much as we can about what happened", Ryan said.

Rep. Jeff Duncan said in a statement that he was at the practice and "saw the shooter". The man thanked him. "My back was turned to" the gunman, Fleischmann said. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice.

A familiar pattern on Capitol Hill repeated itself Thursday: A shocking, tragic incident occurs. "Somewhere in the 90's Republicans decided on the politics of personal destruction as they went after the Clintons".

The speaker made clear that the congressional baseball game - a long-standing matchup between Democrats and Republicans that raises money for charity - would still take place on Thursday.

The team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted.

"Finally, the shooter was shot behind home plate as he was circling around to the first base dugout where there were a number of USA congressmen and other folks", Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., told FMTALK1065.

"We were fortunate that Steve was out there, and if he wasn't out there, who knows how many people would have been killed or injured", Grothman said. He commended the bravery of those who came to the rescue.

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"He shot at Steve Scalise, our second baseman. Paul in the gym, who had been there, and he told me had these two Capitol Police officers, who were part of Congressman Scalise's detail, not been there, it might have been a massacre, 'cause there would have been no one to respond", Sen. They shot the shooter.

"We don't need to point fingers", Richmond said, "but it starts at the top".

"It was scary", Barton said. Barton said his son, Jack, got under an SUV.

"I spoke with Special Agent Bailey and Special Agent Griner this morning..." Several others were also wounded, officials said. He said he's not sure what kind of weapon it was.

Flake estimated that more than 50 shots were fired. "It continued to fire at different people".

"He was just very calm". She says that she's been getting calls to her home as a result.

He added that members of Congress had to meet with the public and needed to strike a balance between "openness and security".

The top-ranking Democrat in the House, Rep.

In January 2011, a gunman shot then-Democratic Representative Gabby Giffords in a parking lot in the Tucson, Arizona area, where she was meeting with constituents. There was not expected to be any votes held on Wednesday in light of the shooting.

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