“I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago”, Sava said.
It emerged Hodgkinson had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. Louisiana Democrat Cedric Richmond, a personal friend of Scalise, was the winning pitcher, as he has been in all but one of the games since his election to Congress in 2010.
The Nationals had to loan the Republican team catcher’s gear because their equipment is still in evidence, Washington Post reporter Robert Costa tweeted. The bureau said it had recovered a cell phone, computer, and camera in the van. The first said that he “remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours”. The hospital did not immediately provide an update, but lawmakers were informed at a meeting Thursday morning that Scalise was in surgery.
That total was all pre-game online sales, and nearly half of it came since Wednesday, Brown said.
Democrats easily defeated Republicans 11-2 in the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game, in an annual tradition that has taken on renewed importance in the wake of Wednesday’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. Richmond, who plays for the Democratic team, said he had visited the hospital multiple times. The bullet entered his left hip and tore through his pelvis, breaking bones, injuring organs and causing severe bleeding. He is the House’s No. 3 GOP leader.
President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, visited with Scalise late Wednesday. “He’s going to be OK”.
Congressman Roger Williams, a Republican from Texas, who is on crutches after being injured while running for safety during the shooting, said he thinks the shooting had more to do with the individual than his political leaning.
Injured Capitol Hill Police officer David Bailey throws out a ceremonial first pitch with Joe Torre, MLB’s Chief Baseball Officer, right, watching, before the Congressional baseball game, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Washington. His doctors cautioned, however, that he remained in critical condition and would “be in the hospital for some time”. He was batted in by Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif.
Addressing Scalise, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said, “You are not alone”. “We’re all praying for Steve”.
Votes were canceled in the House on Wednesday, but on Thursday they were taking place. With the chief deputy of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department by her side, she said she felt “horrible” about the actions of her husband of almost 30 years.
Still, finger-pointing lingered as some on each side suggested the other had contributed more to the disparaging broadsides they’ve increasingly aimed at each other. They released photos of guns similar to the handgun and rifle that were used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally.
“Were in town because we’re tourists and I mean I heard about the shooting and I was like, ‘Wow, it would be cool to come today to show support for the congressmen, ‘” said Otis Amick of Phoenix. Some have suggested using federal money to provide security cameras in their offices, while others spoke of a need for protection when groups of them appear in public.
Sen. Rand Paul, who was among the lawmakers at the scene, said on MSNBC that the only reason Capitol Police were there was because Scalise is a House leader.
House Republicans met privately earlier to discuss the shootings, pray and sign oversized cards for the wounded.