Annual US Congress baseball game brings unity after shooting

  • Annual US Congress baseball game brings unity after shooting

Annual US Congress baseball game brings unity after shooting

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House Majority Whip Scalise, 51, was shot in the hip by a rifle-welding critic of the president who sprayed bullets on USA lawmakers practising for an annual baseball game in the Washington suburb of Alexandria.

Many members of the congressional GOP baseball team huddled in a dugout while Capitol police - who were part of Scalise's security detail - and local Alexandria police engaged in a shootout with Hodgkinson.

"He will be in the hospital for a considerable period of time, presumably weeks", said Jack Sava, trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, who spoke Friday about the Louisiana Republican who remains in critical condition at the hospital in the District. "To the extent people think this is just a game, they're wrong".

Scalise, the third-ranking GOP leader in the House, "continues to show signs of improvement", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement released on behalf of his family.

The Congressional Baseball Game, usually a lighthearted charity that draws 10,000 spectators, had sold more than 25,000 tickets and raised more than $1 million for charity, according to organizers.

"So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you", the president said.

Scalise returned to surgery Thursday morning.

The event took on a decidedly more serious tone, with players from both teams kneeling together in a moment of prayer before hitting the diamond. The crowd chanted "USA!"

Golin said that in today's political climate, people are "too sensitive", but he hoped that the baseball game would help the two parties find common ground. Jeff Flake and Rep. Brad Wenstrup, who is a physician, applied pressure to his wound, Flake said. "We're here to show solidarity".

"The message for the nation is that an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Landrieu said in an interview inside Nationals Park. "It's important to reflect".

Those who were meant to play against Scalise at Thursday's game honored him throughout the evening as the Democrats defeated the Republicans 11-2.

The Trump administration is leaving in place a program protecting hundreds of thousands young immigrants from deportation - one that President Donald Trump had pledged to eliminate. However, one person was not at the game: President Donald Trump. The hospital lists Griner in good condition. "You see guys on the floor and you really know them rather than just walking by them". "I'd do a stand-alone bill about members' safety or change a rule, to make sure the 435 members who take this oath to the Constitution to take this job are safe and their families are safe", Rep. Cedric Richmond, a Louisiana Democrat who serves as Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told reporters Thursday. "We love you." Lewis led a House floor Democratic sit-in past year when Republicans refused to consider gun control legislation.

"When he's cutting back on travel, he's hurting us, the Cuban entrepreneurs", said Camilo Diaz, a 44-year-old waiter in a restaurant in Havana.

"He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding".