SC Lawmakers React to Alexandria, VA Shooting

Rep. Ron DeSantis: Before shooting, man asked if Republicans or Democrats were on field

It was unclear if the man who spoke to DeSantis and Duncan was the shooter. He described the man to CNN as someone in his late 50s or early 60s, with dark hair that possibly contained some gray. The shooting occurred at a baseball field in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood. We said it was Republicans and he kind of started walking to the field. For roughly six weeks before the game, the team practices from 6:30 a.m.to 7:30 a.m. on days Congress is in session, Rooney said.

U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, a Greensboro Republican, was at Wednesday's shooting of a member of Congress in Alexandria, Va., but is safe.

"The fact that Steve Scalise was participating meant you had the security".

U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, also left the practice early so he could drive two of his sons to their last day of school.

Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., made a decision to leave the congressional baseball practice early to make a meeting, he explained.

They returned to Capitol Hill, and DeSantis went to the House gym to take a shower.

"I was next up at bat, so I had a batting helmet on", said Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), who said he clearly recognized the sound of a gun shot.




De Santis gave Fox News a similar account, saying he thought the man's approach and questions were "a little odd".

CNN reported that Rep. Scalise was in "good spirits" before going into surgery on Wednesday.

DeSantis said he was thankful that Scalise travels with a Capitol Police security detail.

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) of Bakersfield first tweeted his prayers: "Judy and I are praying deeply for our friend Steve, the members of Capitol Police, and staff who were wounded". "Both Congressman Duncan and myself believe that yes, the individual that approached us was the same individual who's been identified as the shooter".

Sen. Tim Scott's office said he was not at the ball field at the time of the shooting.

Loudermilk said he thinks the tone of the public debate over the future of health care in particular is putting lawmakers in danger. "Unfortunately, those feelings are familiar to those of us who have been in combat, so the least we can do is offer some perspectives for what they just when through".

He said that he "vaguely" saw the gunman from about 75 yards away before the shots started.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Qatar football team faces FIFA sanction for Emir shirt
Jun 15, 2017 - 02:35
He also has 17 in 54 matches for South Korea, who face a scrap to qualify automatically from Group A for the World Cup next year. With that, the KFA will have a meeting with its technical committee at National Training Center in Paju today.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Russia Kept Leadership in Global Oil, Gas Exports in 2016 - BP
Jun 15, 2017 - 02:32
The report also detailed that China overtook the U.S.as the world's largest single producer of renewable energy in 2016. President Donald Trump has made reviving the American coal industry a key tenet of his administration.

LeBron says he'd want Magic, Jordan as his 3-on-3 teammates
Jun 14, 2017 - 07:43
The rules will also be slightly different than normal, with baskets being worth one point and two for longer shots. Fittingly, James has always shown much respect for those who climb the hard mountains in front of them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Penguins Beat Predators 2-0 For Second Consecutive Stanley Cup
Jun 14, 2017 - 07:40
The shot, initially stopped by Matt Murray , trickled free and was tapped in by Colton Sisson. "We believed all the way". Maybe I'm getting caught up in the moment, but I don't think so. "We're going to celebrate in Pittsburgh in a few days".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Farmers protest: Scindia arrested enroute to Mandsaur
Jun 14, 2017 - 07:40
If the assembly is an unlawful assembly within the meaning of section 141, the offender will be punishable under section 145. Both the Congress leaders were taken in a Vajra vehicle to Jaora town, where they were formally arrested by the police.

Police find body in Thames; likely 8th London terror victim
Jun 14, 2017 - 07:40
Two people believed to have documents linked to Redouane were arrested in Ireland, though only one remained in custody Wednesday. She said she thought he might have gone into hiding because she was aware he knew one of the slain attackers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sharp rise in Britons seeking German passports as Brexit looms
Jun 14, 2017 - 07:39
Of the total 110,383 people naturalized in 2016, as many as 2,865 came from the United Kingdom (2.6 percent of the total number). More Britons than ever before became German citizens previous year after Britain's vote to leave Europe.

Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1
Jun 14, 2017 - 07:38
Then a star at Cretin-Derham Hall, first baseman Joe Mauer was the last player selected by the Twins with the No. 1 overall pick. Bukauskas reacted on Twitter after being drafted by the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros , respectively.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The House's health care bill is 'mean,' Trump reportedly tells senators
Jun 14, 2017 - 07:35
The Senate's push to repeal and replace Obamacare is looking like a game of "I've Got a Secret". "It's going to be tough". At a Rose Garden ceremony minutes after the bill's narrow House passage last month , Trump called it "a great plan".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uber CEO to take leave, leadership team to run company
Jun 14, 2017 - 07:34
After Ms Fowler's blog, Uber Technologies Inc made changes in human resources and opened a 24-hour hotline for employees. Jeff Jones resigned as Uber's president after less than a year on the job .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tapwrit rallies in stretch to win Belmont Stakes
Jun 13, 2017 - 12:44
Irish War Cry made the lead, set some energy conserving fractions, which basically took the late-running closers out of the race. They had the right running styles, the right dispositions, the right pedigrees. "We're fortunate it fell into place".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument
Jun 13, 2017 - 12:42
Zinke added that the administration has enormous respect for tribes and their "sovereignty, respect and self-determination". His review will look at how the national monument designation impacts the local economy and recreation in the area.

IOS 11 Brings FLAC File Support to iPhones and iPads
Jun 13, 2017 - 12:41
Days later, a Foxconn insider said in a Reddit thread that the render was an nearly accurate depiction of the actual device. For creative work and digital note-taking, you'll notice even less latency than before, which is saying something.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Across the US, marches and rallies in support of LGBT rights
Jun 13, 2017 - 12:39
Vice President Mike Pence signed the country's first state religious freedom bill into law in IN during his governorship in 2015. Troy Perry, the founder of the LGBT+ inclusive church Metropolitan Community Church and Christopher Street West Association.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public on Tuesday
Jun 12, 2017 - 23:10
In addition to Sessions' possible testimony, the question remains whether or not Trump taped his conversations with Comey. He said Trump reached out to him again after the inauguration but he refused to call back, shortly before he was sacked .