Democrats beat Republicans on ballfield, raise $1M for charity

Democrats beat Republicans on ballfield, raise $1M for charity

Democrats beat Republicans on ballfield, raise $1M for charity

Vice President Mike Pence has visited the Washington hospital and "checked in" on a Louisiana congressman recovering from a gunshot wound.

"We've had a very, very divided country for many years", Trump said.

Mika, a former aide to Michigan Republican Rep. Tim Walberg, is director of government relations for Tyson Foods Washington, D.C., office and has worked for the company for more than six years. But he will remain in the hospital for "a considerable period of time" and faces additional operations. He was hit in the left hip, suffering injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding, in Wednesday's shooting.

The shooter responsible for opening fire on the baseball field on Wednesday was identified by police as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois. Over social media he had lashed out at Trump and the GOP.

A sign in the crowd proclaimed "ONE FAMILY" and the announcer's mention of Scalise, the House majority whip who was critically wounded in the attack Wednesday, brought the masses to their feet. The article stated that the Republican team was gathered for one final practice before the gunman opened fire.

Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J., is among lawmakers who have received death threats in recent months. "And that's why this hateful rhetoric has got to stop".

A day later, Pelosi and Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., were trading recriminations over which side's overwrought rhetoric was more responsible for violence.

"How dare they?" responded Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, citing a year of venomous talk from Donald Trump - as well as attacks on her in a special House race in Georgia.

"How dare they say such a thing? How dare they", the minority leader said.

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The California Democrat notes that she herself is now featured in millions of dollars of attack ads running in a Georgia House district where there's a hard-fought special election next week. "It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co".

The House of Representatives' No. 3 Republican leader was in grave condition when he was first shot.

Scalise remains in critical condition as his teammates honor him at the game at Nationals Park.

Two lawmakers who were leaving practice when they encountered Hodgkinson before the shooting believe he was targeting Republicans.

The congressional baseball game will go on as scheduled.

Five churches in the Alexandria area have held prayer vigils for the victims, said the Washington Post.

The man's apparent Facebook page included strong criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. The official was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation and did so only on condition of anonymity. Lawmakers, including many of those who were at the practice, praised the decision. He said he saw Scalise trying to crawl slowly into right field to escape the gunfire.

Trump added, "We pray for all of the victims of this bad crime who are still recovering, including Zachary Barth and Matt Mika, both of whom are respected and cherished by so many".

Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC said he had just left the practice and encountered the apparent gunman in the parking lot before the shooting.

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