Injured staffer worked for Texas Republicans

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He said Barth "is receiving medical attention but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery".

Barth, a congressional staffer for Texas Rep. Roger Williams, was identified as one of the five people hit by gunfire this morning during the practice, Williams confirmed via social media.

Williams, who has been playing on the Republicans' congressional baseball team for a decade, witnessed the shooting, but was not shot himself, although he sustained injuries while attempting to escape the shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson.

"There will be those who will talk about what's wrong with America, but in this case, Officers [Crystal] Griner and [David] Bailey, we saw what's right with America", Williams said at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, calling the Capitol Police officers "heroes".

Texas Congressmen who play in the game include Republicans Joe Barton, Kevin Brady, Mike Conaway and Roger Williams, as well as Democrat Marc Veasey. The press release said the gunman has been detained and that more information will be released as it is made available. I think he was not able to get on the field because the gate was locked on the other side.




Barth, a University of Texas graduate and a Houston native, fell into the congressman's arms in the dugout and had a tourniquet applied to his bleeding leg before he was rushed to the hospital, Williams recounted Wednesday.

"They saved everybody's life", Williams said of Griner and Bailey. "I did that and when I hit it to him, the shots went off", Williams said. He ran into the dugout where Williams was to take cover and Sen.

The Congressional Baseball Game got its start in 1909 when Representative John Tener of Pennsylvania organized the inaugural game. The game was scheduled to be played at Nats Stadium Thursday.

Practice for the game began in late April, with players meeting every day at 6:30 a.m.to prepare for the game.

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