Statement by President Trump on the Shooting in Virginia

15 Juin, 2017, 04:19 | Author: Claudine Rigal

Trump's measured response to Wednesday's shooting at a congressional baseball practice stood in stark contrast to his inflammatory reactions to some previous acts of violence.

It provided no further details about him.

A rifle-wielding opponent of President Donald Trump opened fire on USA lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game Wednesday, wounding a top Republican congressman and four others before he was fatally injured in a shootout with police.

Hodgkinson also shot Matt Mika, who works as a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and was helping to coach the team; Zachary Barth, a legislative correspondent who works for Texas Rep. Roger Williams; and two U.S. Capitol Police Officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner. I ask that each of you join me in praying for my good friend, Steve Scalise, and the staff and Capitol police who were injured.

It did not identify the victim. "I was getting down protecting, making sure my son was down", Barton said.

Less than a year later, on March 4, 2011, he wrote that Congress should rewrite tax codes to ease the tax burdens of the middle class.

After the shots subsided, he and others at the scene attempted to tend to Scalise's wound, while Brooks took off his belt and used it as a tourniquet for a bleeding staffer who had been shot in the leg. Scalise, 51, the No. 3 House Republican leader first elected to the House in 2008, was in stable condition and undergoing surgery.

Incidents at the Capitol are more common, even though the ornate tourist attraction is ringed with heavily armed Capitol Police and metal detectors at every entrance. "In the field, I see Rep. Scalise is shot but moving, and he's trying to drag himself through the dirt and out into the outfield". Rand Paul, the Republican from Kentucky, told MSNBC. Put it this way: If we had had more weapons there, we'd be able to subdue the shooter more quickly.

We also commend the fearless first responders from Alexandria Police, Fire and Rescue who rushed to the scene.

St. Clair County Sheriff Rick Watson said Wednesday that Hodgkinson showed the deputy all required firearms licenses and documentation involving the high-powered hunting rifle, which he said he was simply using for target practice. But he said news of the shooting came "totally out of the blue".

Timothy Slater, the special agent in charge of the Criminal Division at the FBI's Washington Field Office, told reporters that the suspect's motives remained under investigation.

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This annual charity baseball game, in which Republican and Democratic congressmen face off at Nationals Park, began in the early 20th century.

"Whether it is on the baseball field, the House floor or in life, he is always encouraging, motivating and supporting his members and teammates", Marshall said. But I didn't take a picture of him and I heard somebody yell 'Get in the dugout!' And, the gunfire rang out.

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee passed the shooter on his way into the dugout to hide. He said a security detail shot back at the shooter and that there were at least 50 to 100 shots fired.

Duncan is avoiding questions on his bill for now, but he says he expects the legislation to become more politicized in the wake of the shooting.

Rep. Brad Wenstrup of OH, a doctor, was at the practice and helped treat the victims, Flake said.

Duncan said that as he left the field the man who would later open fire approached him in the parking lot.

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks had bicycled nine miles to make the 6:30 a.m. start.

Several lawmakers at the scene, including Rep. Steve Pearce of New Mexico, tweeted that they were safe.

The shooting took place at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, in the Del Ray section of Alexandria about seven miles from the Capitol.

The country's bitter divide between proponents and opponents of stronger gun control measures surfaced immediately after the shooting as lawmakers and others decried the nasty political climate - epitomized by comedian Kathy Griffin posing in a photo with what looked like Donald Trump's severed head - and the increased threats they faced.

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