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Shooter of Republican Congressmen Identified: Trump hating, Bernie loving

Shooter of Republican Congressmen Identified: Trump hating, Bernie loving

Trump calls Scalise, the House majority whip, a very good friend and says he is a fighter and a patriot.

He had previously served in the Louisiana State Senate and State House and was named the Republican Whip in 2014.

"Jill and I are praying for Congressman Scalise, my colleagues, their staff, and the heroic Capitol Police officers affected by today's tragic shooting". They have been identified as Krystal Griner and David Bailey, and they have been credited with preventing the attack from being far worse.

During a speech to Congress on Wednesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said that "an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us".

"We are united in our shock, we are united in our anguish". This attack on our elected officials is an attack on our nation and each one of us, regardless of party. "I was next up at bat, so I had a batting helmet on", said Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), who said he clearly recognized the sound of a gun shot.

Matt Mika, who works as a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was also one of those shot.

The shooting took place at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, which is across the Potomac River from Washington. "Jeff and I believe that the individual who committed the attack was the same individual who approached us", DeSantis said.

"We reported to police that there was a gentleman that confronted us when we were going to our vehicle and he wanted to know whether it was Republicans or Democrats that were out there". T. Hodgkinson of IL. Congressman Bergman tells ABC News how the security detail sprang into action as soon as the shots rang out. The 66-year-old owns a home inspection business. Trump said Scalise is in stable condition.




"It's too early to say".

A rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and several others as congressmen and aides dove for cover.

Trump also thanked the first responders from Alexandria police and fire rescue. But CNN's Dana Bash reported that the shooting was deliberate and not a random act. Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor.

"I'm sure it made a significant difference", said Tim Slater, the FBI agent overseeing the investigation. Let me be as clear as I can be.

He says that "violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms".

Charles Orear, 50, a restaurant manager from St Louis, told the Washington Post he met him during a campaign in Iowa.

He is believed by investigators to have been a person "of strong views", the USA official said, without elaborating. He said the shooter was "taken down".

Inside Congress, Scalise has been described as a pragmatic conservative and has helped bridge the widening rifts between stark conservatives and more traditional Republicans. The Alabama lawmaker said he colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood".


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