Watch the Congressional Baseball Teams Come Together For Emotional Moment of Prayer

Evrard Martin
Juin 16, 2017

His office has said that he is in "critical" condition, following the shooting.

"It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump said in remarks at the White House on Thursday. "He's in some trouble".

A police officer mans a shooting scene after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington in Alexandria, Virginia, June 14, 2017. His doctors indicated Scalise suffered internal wounds and fractured bones, and was due for additional surgery.

After hearing the news, Democrats gathered together in the baseball field where they had been practicing and closed their eyes, praying for colleagues, staff and friends who had been injured, said Time magazine.

Trump made his comments before signing an executive order to spark more skill training for jobs and apprenticeships in the economy. Scalise, 51, the No. 3 House Republican leader, was first elected in 2008. The Nationals are in NY for the night, scheduled to play the Mets.

Members of both parties said they needed to soften rhetorical attacks, if only to set a better example for a public that seems increasingly divided into hostile political camps.

Investigators studying the attack at a suburban Virginia park said Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers. The 66-year-old Belleville man had apparently been living out of the van in the D.C. -area for three months before the shooting, according to reports. Scalise was undergoing his third surgery on Thursday, but sources have said his life is not in jeopardy.

Rep. Cedric Richmond, the Democrats' star player, said he planned to stop by the hospital to check on Scalise before heading to the stadium.

"We need to play". Mika was shot several times in the chest and arm, and remains in the intensive care unit on a breathing machine at George Washington University Hospital.

However, a congressional aide-turned-lobbyist, Matt Mika, was shot multiple times and critically injured, and he remained in hospital.

"It was a scary situation". "'I want you to know that you have the prayers not only of the entire city behind you, but of an entire nation, and frankly the entire world". Upon hearing gunshots, he quickly moved from center to right field where he realized there was little place to hide. "I look forward to playing once again in the congressional women's softball game next week, this time with a heavy heart and renewed goal". "He started firing. Everything around me started to pop". He was hit in the leg, he said, but "my fight or flight kicked in".

Barth says he then sprinted toward the dugout where others had already gone to hide.

"We held each other", said Williams. He gave it to Sen.

Although the weather in Washington looks headed toward a near-flawless summer night, an obvious and immovable shadow is being cast over Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game - a tradition that began more than a century ago.

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