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Police and Politician injured in Washington attack

Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail wounded the shooter, who was taken into custody. In a 2015 Facebook post , Hodgkinson shared a political cartoon about Congressman Steve Scalise saying, "Here's a Republican that should lose his job, but they gave him a raise".



Half support Trump travel ban

NY lawyer George T. Conway III says Trump's Monday tweets taking aim at the Justice Department "may make some ppl feel better", but won't help win a majority in the Supreme Court. "That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain risky countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!" Challengers to the ban will argue that Trump is likely referring to his statements during the campaign calling for a "complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States".


Sanders: GOP Baseball Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer

Sanders: GOP Baseball Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer

Sanders said Wednesday that he had been informed that "the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign". "Let me be as clear as I can be". "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms", Sanders said in a statement he read on the floor of the Senate.



Virginia shooter posted anti-Trump content on Facebook

The gunman later died of his injuries. Sanders in a statement said that he was praying for the recovery of Scalise, who is in stable condition . The Belleville News-Democrat, a local newspaper, posted a photograph of Hodgkinson protesting outside a post office there in 2012, wearing sunglasses and a goatee and holding a homemade placard that read "TAX the Rich".


Trump, first lady make surprise visit to hospital where Scalise being treated

Trump, first lady make surprise visit to hospital where Scalise being treated

The 66-year-old gunman was identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, an ardent supporter of liberal Senator Bernie Sanders - who said he was "sickened" by what he called a "despicable act". Shots were fired around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday morning while Republican lawmakers were practicing for Thursday's Congressional Baseball Game . "He just came up and gave me a hug", Meehan said.


Congressional leader badly wounded in shootout

Congressional leader badly wounded in shootout

On Thursday House proceedings were to resume as usual, and lawmakers were returning to the Capitol in search of some semblance of normalcy. Tim Ryan is the U.S. "Perhaps where there is a known location, where there are multiples that are gathering in a known location for multiple times, there might be some kind of an additional presence that might be created in the future", he said.