Trump called for unity in remarks at the White House on Wednesday, but Sanford and other Republican lawmakers also pointed to the president’s own harsh rhetoric.
Four others were wounded when gunman James Hodgkinson opened fire on the practice; Hodgkinson, 66, was killed by Capitol Police officers.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File).
House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced Thursday’s game.
Congressional Democrats and Republicans put aside their political differences Thursday to play in the traditional Congressional Baseball Game a day after a horrific shooting left Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise and others wounded. The game will allow “everyone in our community to focus on our kids who need us the most, and giving kids a safe place to go after school is something that we can all agree upon, regardless of party or politics”.
“He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding”, according to MedStar center.
A sign in the crowd spelled out: “ONE FAMILY”.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the hospital where Scalise was being treated Wednesday evening.
Sava said infection remains a risk.
“I want to take a moment and send our thoughts, love and prayers to Congressman Steve Scalise and his entire family”.
“Most importantly, we are forever grateful for the heroism of Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey, who saved the lives of everyone at the baseball field that morning, including Steve’s”, Scalise’s wife, Jennifer, said in the statement.
The Capitol Police Memorial Fund was added to the list of charities that will receive money raised by the game in honor of two members of Scalise’s security detail who were at the Wednesday practice session and returned fire. “But during the game, we’re going to play to win, and I know Joe’s team is going to do the same thing”, Doyle said on Wednesday.
“It’s been much more hard than people even thought at that time”, President Trump said. The first said that he “remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours”.
He was fielding at second base while practising for the event when he was shot in the hip and sustained serious injuries as the bullet travelled through his pelvis and injured internal organs.