Duncan posts about shooting that injured fellow congressman: "I am safe"
Duncan posts about shooting that injured fellow congressman: "I am safe"
House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise on Capitol Hill in 2015.
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15 June, 2017, 12:39
"I was there at baseball practice this morning".
"I do know we'll have some unity on the fields as Republicans, Democrats and Americans". I responded that it was a Republican team practicing and he proceeded to shoot Republicans. Capitol Police said the officers were able to wound the shooter, who was apparently firing from the third base side of the field, according to the Associated Press.
Following his shower, Duncan again saw Ryan, who he described as "looking pained".
He said he had spoken with Mr Scalise's wife, Jennifer, and pledged his support. I was trying to point the guy out to them.
Ryan said Wednesday that Mr. Scalise is likely "really frustrated" that he'll have to miss this year's game.
Scalise, 51, is the majority whip - or the No. 3-ranked Republican in the House of Representatives, after the speaker and majority leader - and a lifelong Catholic from Louisiana.
"The world changed a little bit today for us as members", Duncan added.
Barragan was practicing with her fellow Democrats on Wednesday morning for the upcoming baseball game when she was informed of the shooting at the Republican practice field.
Loudermilk suggested Washington's stricter gun laws discouraged members and their staff from carrying firearms and that Congress should consider "some kind of reciprocity" for members with permission to carry a weapon at home.
Florida's congressional delegation acted with shock and horror to the shootings but one member in particular is left to wonder how close he came to being shot after his face-to-face encounter with the gunman before the rampage. A U.S. Capitol Police officers was injured by gunfire and another suffered "secondary injuries" at the scene, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. "It makes you feel vulnerable", said Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., a pitcher on the baseball team.
The annual charity game, where Republicans and Democrats compete in bipartisan collegiality, is still scheduled for Thursday night.
Many lawmakers were visibly shaken and emotional on Wednesday as they recounted the day, and Duncan was no exception.
Wednesday's shooting jolted many lawmakers, leaving them feeling vulnerable. "As I was getting into the vehicle with one of my colleagues, Jeff Duncan, there was a guy that walked up to us that was asking whether there was Republicans or Democrats out there, and it was just a little odd".
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said he "typically has security at all of my events, anyway". "Our democracy depends on discussion, debate, compromise, respect", he said.
James Hodgkinson, 66, a resident of Belleville in IL, has been identified as the shooter by federal law enforcement sources, CNN reported. "We may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country". "If he had, and he lived, he would have faced a 30-year jail sentence for shooting a firearm with a suppressor".
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Hodgkinson has been in the area since March, living out of his van, said Washington FBI Special Agent In Charge Tim Slater. The security details have since greatly expanded much farther than that after the fatal shooting of two Capitol officers.
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Could this man be any more clueless? "We will make those decisions when and if the time comes". That's what we needed. "We're a top-heavy team". "And there's more to come from him".
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