Play Ball! GOP, Dems To Battle As 1 _ Team Scalise

Just before the game Thursday night, members of the Democratic and Republican teams knelt together in prayer near second place, where Scalise would have been playing.

Capitol Police officer David Bailey, who chased down the gunman despite being wounded himself, hobbled out to the pitcher's mound on crutches to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game.

The game is a long-standing summer tradition in Washington, with teams of Republican and Democratic lawmakers competing on the ball field, even in present times, when fractious political debates are the norm. "We love you", congressman John Lewis, representing Georgia, said of Mr Scalise's critical condition.

"We are, as ever, awed by the tremendous bravery of the Capitol Police", Ryan said, according to USA Today.

As one of their leaders remained in critical condition in a Washington hospital, congressional lawmakers suddenly, somberly confronted the need for more security, and fast - but found no easy answers and no easy ways to pay for it.

Since then, the lawmaker has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures to stop the bleeding and fix bone. Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, .

"I couldn't be more proud of their actions", he said. "I'm not just talking about the general, 'I hope you die, ' 'I hope you get cancer.' We're all getting those, too, but some of those are more threatening, and you have to take those seriously".

Shimkus says he's against extra security for congressional lawmakers because it would be impossible to provide absolute safety in a free and open society.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., recounted candidate Trump's comments prodding supporters to pummel demonstrators at rallies and said Republicans were being "sanctimonious".

Griner, who was shot in the ankle, and Bailey, who suffered a minor injury, fired back at the gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old disgruntled home inspector from IL. "It's bipartisan, it's a charity, for crying out loud, it's in Washington D.C., we'll be able to honor Scalise and those others who have hurt".

Members of the U.S. Capitol Police engaged in a shootout with the assailant on Wednesday, and lawmakers said their presence probably prevented many deaths.

"Right now the country is more divided in their political ideology than any other demographic or characteristic, and yesterday it showed", said Holly Spease, a Republican spectator from Tennessee, who wore a T-shirt with an elephant on it.

"So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you", Trump added.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) - the Speaker of the House - praised both agents for their bravery during a speech on the House floor Wednesday.

Timothy Slater, head of the Criminal Division of the FBI's Washington field office, said Wednesday that the gunman's motives were still under investigation. "How dare they say such a thing", Pelosi said.

Hodgkinson also contacted the office of Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., at least 10 times over the past year, a Bost spokesman has said, characterizing the emails and phone calls as negative but not threatening. Griner is still hospitalized at MedStar and "in good spirits", Sava said.

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