Scalise shooting suspect ID’d as James Hodgkinson

Now do you people see how this country has gone to hell? See how the rot gut Demonrats have divided this nation, preferably, Odumbshit, the divider in chief?

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and a congressional aide were shot by a rifle-wielding gunman who sprayed a hail of bullets at a GOP baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, before U.S. Capitol Police took the gunman down.

The shooter was identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, of Illinois, Fox News confirmed.

Scalise was “badly injured,” according to a tweet from President Trump, but is expected to recover. A news release from Scalise’s office said he was “stable” and undergoing surgery after being shot in the hip. Five people were “transported medically” from the scene, Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said. It appeared that included Scalise, Zack Barth, a congressional aide to Roger Williams, Hodgkinson and two law enforcement officers — one of whom was hit by fragments. Tyson Foods director of government relations Matt Mika was also injured, the company said.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told Fox News: “We were like sitting ducks.” “Without the Capitol Hill police it would have been a massacre,” Paul said, describing the scene as “sort of a killing field.”

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The gunman was shot by Capitol Police and Alexandria Police, apprehended and taken to the hospital, officials said. The incident occurred at Simpson Field in Alexandria, about 10 miles from Washington D.C. The FBI was taking over the investigation because a federal official — Scalise — was assaulted in the attack.

FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office Timothy Slater said it was too early to tell if the attack was terror-related.

“The vice president and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely,” President Trump said in a statement. “We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders and all others affected.”

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Rep. Roger Williams, R-Tex., was seen being taken from the field on a stretcher, but he was reportedly injured while jumping into the dugout as the shots rang out. Williams’ office released a statement saying a staffer had been shot, however.

“Finally, the shooter was shot behind home plate as he was circling around to the first base dugout where there were a number of US congressmen and other folks,” Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., told FMTALK1065. “Our security detail was able to incapacitate him at that point. I don’t know if he [the shooter] was dead. He was wounded. I don’t know how many times he was wounded.”

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Aside from Scalise, Williams, Paul, Brooks, Wenstrup and DeSantis, Sen. Jeff Flake and Reps. Mike Bishop, Jack Bergman, Chuck Fleischmann and Joe Barton were also at the field. A photographer and Bishop’s aides were present, too.

The Congressional Baseball Game is scheduled for June 15 at Nationals Park. The game, which has been a tradition since 1909, pits Senate and House members of each party who sport the uniform of their home state.

 

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1 Comment

  1. janice

    This Country-USA Has Gone Straight To Hell In A Hen Basket Alright! Now Folk’s The Rotten To The Core, Demon’s Of Demonrat’s, Demonbrat’s, Have Totally Divided This Country, For Sure! See What Has Happened With The Past Administration And Odumba$$ Preferably; The Culprit In Chief, Divide And Conquer All? A Slimeball In The Making, American’s! What Was It That Pelowsie Said Folk’s? Oh, I Know What It Was, She Said It’s Terrible For All Of Us! Just Who Does All Of Us Really, Truly Entail? She Also Said Scalise, After The Shooting Of Scalise, D…, Then She Caught Her Wording And Changed It On Television Media, Folk’s! This American Know’s What The Big D Is Saying ! Do You Know What It Stand’s For? Sound’s Like A Demonratic Plan Gone Bad, Folk’s! Division Of A Country-USA, Is Like What Is To Come And Become Of This Country, If It Is Allowed To To Happen! Such Sadness, Such Hatred, And Deplorable Act’s Of Domestic Terrorism-Radicalization, Fueled By Liar’s Of Fake New’s Media And News False Narrative Reporting! It Surely Was An Attempted Massacre-Assassination Of Republican Party Member’s, That’s Not Hard To Figure Out! What’s Next?

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