➽ Steve Scalise, the Republican House of Representatives Majority Whip and representative for Louisiana was shot this morning in a Alexandria, Virginia ballpark
while participating in a practice as the Republicans prepared for their annual charity Congressional baseball game that was to take place tomorrow. Four others, including the gunman were also shot.
Capital Hill police responded quickly, at least one being shot in the process of protecting the representatives and their aids while also taking down the shooter. Rand Paul was one of the Republican representatives participating in the practice and his opinion was clear.
“Without the Capitol Hill police it would have been a massacre” – Rand Paul
The gunman was shot, but is still alive so more answers will be coming. As of this writing, no other information on the gunman has been released.
President Trump was has to responded to the incident.
And of course, so has a gun control group, not wanting to let any opportunity pass.
Many have begun to wonder if the steady build up of violence from the left is ultimately responsible. From threats by Celebrities like Madonna, ANTIFA violence at protests, the truly sad stunt of Cathy Griffin and her ISIS style art of a beheaded Trump, to the more recent portrayal of President Donald Trump’s assassination in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar.
The FBI has taken over the investigation of this crime.
Update: The shooter James Hodgkinson, age 66, a Democrat from Illinois and volunteer for Bernie Sander’s campaign, has died of his injuries.