And Ralph Norman, a South Carolina Republican running for Congress, said he has a concealed carry permit and thinks members of Congress should be able to protect themselves.
No one could have suspected a shooting take place in the early morning hours in a suburban D.C. neighborhood not known for violence, members said.
“Had Steve been sick, or exhausted or lazy and didn’t go to practice, then you would have saw a full-fledged massacre”, Richmond said. “They’re all sending their love and support to the Scalise family, and Steve, in his own way, may have brought some unity to our long-divided country”.
When Scalise arrived in the hospital, he had an “imminent risk of death” and was “as critical as you can be”, doctors also said. “He’s in some trouble”.
Following a day that saw most congressional business canceled, the House approved legislation offering health insurance tax credits to some veterans while committees pondered federal land management, cybersecurity and more.
Sava estimates there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise’s pelvis and says doctors don’t intend to try to remove them all, as that could cause more harm than good.
The House has returned to business after a gunman fired at a baseball practice, critically injuring a top Republican lawmaker and wounding several others.
Thompson spoke about oil in his district, then shifted to comments on the “horrific” events of Wednesday.
A budget increase for the US Capitol Police from just under $400 million this year is among the ideas under consideration.
Police believe the attack may have been politically motivated.
Separately, Republicans also met behind closed doors before leaving Washington for the week.
Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, who was at the baseball practice when the shooting happened, said one of the lessons lawmakers learned from the shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011 was to consult closely with local law enforcement. “The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time”.
He opened fire on Republican members of Congress Wednesday morning as they practiced for the annual Congressional Baseball Game in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.
Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre presented the game ball to Capitol Police special agent David Bailey, who came out on the field on crutches after being injured in Wednesday’s shooting, to throw out the first pitch to huge applause.
After the hospital visit, Pence headed to Miami for a conference on Central America and meetings with the leaders of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
Numerous players wore Louisiana State University hats in honor of Scalise, a graduate of the school, as they gathered at Nationals Park. Democrats eventually won the game 11-2.
The congressional baseball match pits Republicans against Democrats. “But for now, the members of the congressional baseball team have made the decision to go forward with tonight’s game, which will be played for charity“, he said. Scalise, the third most powerful Republican in the House, was shot through the hip.
Gunman James Hodgkinson, from Belleville, Illinois, a home inspector, died after officers in Mr Scalise’s security detail fired back at him.