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Scalise 'May Have Brought Some Unity' To US Through 'Great Sacrifice'

16 June 2017

"I think anybody that ever played baseball, the dream was to play in a major league stadium", Richmond said a year ago. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation and did so only on condition of anonymity.

Walker is a Baptist minister from Greensboro who represents North Carolina's Sixth District, which includes part of Guilford County and Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Lee, Person, Randolph and Rockingham counties. The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding.

The statement from the hospital comes after President Trump, in an address from the White House, called Scalise a "fighter" and promised him the prayers of the nation and "frankly the entire world". Trump said in remarks at the White House on Thursday. She noted that she has received numerous threats herself over the years, and is now the target of millions of dollars in negative ads in a House district in Georgia where a hard-fought special election will take place next week.

Ms Pelosi noted that Mr Trump resorted to violent language at times on the campaign trail, and she accused Republicans of "sanctimony" in seeking to place blame on the left.

She says that everyone should examine their own conscience.

Matt Mika, a lobbyist and former Hill staffer, also remains in critical condition.

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Lawmakers said, despite the bloodshed on Wednesday, the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity must go on. According to the hospital, he will need further surgeries soon. "We understand he is lucky to be alive and we owe it to these incredible individuals and Matt's fighting spirit and grit". "That's the source of unity and more than ever we must embrace it".

"It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday, adding he also visited the wounded Capitol Police officer at the hospital. "He's in some trouble".

"I think the Congress people were the targets", he said.

And because the shooter's political views drove him to commit a insane and violent act, all Washington is on edge as Scalise fights for his life. "He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues", his office revealed in a previous statement.

Speaking on the House floor, Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., issued a call to "replace the hateful rhetoric and resistance with respect".

Earlier on Thursday, Republican lawmakers met behind closed doors to share reflections and pray. They also signed oversized cards sending well wishes to those who were injured in the shooting, including Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana. Barth was treated at a hospital and later released. He and other lawmakers sought cover on the ground behind the batting cage and later in the dugout as more shots were fired.

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After the hospital visit, Pence headed to Miami for a conference on Central America and meetings with the leaders of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

A police officer mans a shooting scene after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington in Alexandria, Virginia, June 14, 2017.

Brooks said he couldn't recall an instance where Republicans have accused Democrats of trying to kill people. They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats.

Despite the shooting, the congressional baseball game went forward Thursday evening at Nationals Park in Washington.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in May. His brother told the New York Times Hodgkinson was upset that Donald Trump won last year's presidential election. They said Scalise dragged himself from the infield as the shooting continued.

James Hodgkinson, who has been identified as the shooter of Steve Scalise, protests outside of the United States Post Office in Belleville, Illinois, in this April 2012 image.

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Pelosi says it's "outrageous" and "beneath the dignity" of the House, adding: "How dare they say such a thing, how dare they". This year's baseball game, played at Nationals Park in Southeast Washington , looks to be a place where members can show it.

Scalise 'May Have Brought Some Unity' To US Through 'Great Sacrifice'