Mark Walker's emotional reaction to GOP baseball shooting

Mark Walker's emotional reaction to GOP baseball shooting”

The scheduled congressional baseball game will go on as planned Thursday despite the efforts of a madman to disrupt the event in Virginia.

Thursday night's Congressional Baseball game was full of heartfelt moments, a day after a gunman opened fire on a GOP practice field in Arlington, Va.

"They saved a lot of lives", the president said. Scalise is an LSU graduate, having earned his degree in 1989.

The question now is can the unity last after the Democrats routed the Republicans by a final score of 11-2.

Scalise was rushed to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and was immediately taken into surgery. Hodgkinson's antipathy toward Trump and the Republican Party is splattered across his social-media accounts. Officer Griner U.S. Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner was shot in the ankle but is in good condition, according to U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa.

Hodgkinson was shot by police and died from his injuries, according to a report from the FBI, which is handling the investigation.

Mr Trump, in a video message posted on Twitter, urged Congress members to "play extra hard for Steve", who he called a friend, patriot and a true fighter. In addition to Scalise, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited Griner and her wife in the hospital on Wednesday night.

Trump said the universal support for Scalise and others wounded in the shooting might help heal the country's many political differences.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent wishes for a speedy recovery to the victims of the shooting at a Republican team's baseball practice for a charity game against congressional Democrats. Teammates say Scalise dragged himself across the field leaving a trail of blood.

The practice was being held ahead of the annual Congressional Baseball Game, which raises money for charity.

James Hodgkinson, 66, disappeared from the downstate community earlier this year, authorities say. "And I know that, and that's what's sad and very scary", she said, holding back tears.

While top lawmakers, including Scalise, have security details, others do not and they regularly appear in public without protection.

Walker tweeted about the shooting Wednesday morning, thanking Capitol Police for its bravery. Zack Barth, a legislative aide to Texas representative Roger Williams, who was wounded in the attack, is out of the hospital and told CBS This Morning that he was in right field when he saw the shooter "train his gun on me".

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