US Congressional Baseball Game still on despite shooting

19:15  14 june  2017
19:15  14 june  2017 Source:   thehill.com

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House lawmakers say the Congressional Baseball Game will still happen on Thursday despite Wednesday morning’s shooting of Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and several others at a GOP practice in Alexandria, Va.

Lawmakers will still play in the annual Congressional Baseball Game scheduled for Thursday despite the attack Wednesday morning on the "Even though this was intended for evil, it can serve as a wake-up call for all of us," the Arizona Republican added, referring to Wednesday's shooting .

Congressional Baseball Game still on despite shooting © Provided by The Hill Congressional Baseball Game still on despite shooting

House lawmakers say the Congressional Baseball Game will still happen on Thursday despite Wednesday morning's shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and several others at a GOP practice session in Alexandria, Va.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) reportedly drew tremendous applause from members when he announced the game would go on.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (Calif.), who is on the Democrats' roster, tweeted that the game will continue as scheduled on Thursday evening.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced that the Congressional Baseball Game will take place as planned on Thursday despite the shooting to NBC News, Ryan drew a roaring, bipartisan applause when he announced during a House members meeting on Wednesday that the game was still on .

The annual Congressional charity baseball game will still be played on Thursday, a day after horrific shooting during a practice session. The FBI is investigating James T. Hodgkinson III for anti-Republican sentiments.

"The #congressionalbaseballgame is on," Swallwell tweeted. "We will play for charity, but also for the victims & the heroic officers who took down the shooter."

Scalise, two Capitol Police officers and a congressional staffer were among five shot Wednesday morning. Scalise is expected to make a full recovey, while the alleged shooter has died from his injuries.

The Congressional Baseball Game has been played since 1909 and is a cherished event for Capitol Hill. Republicans and Democrats from both chambers face off once a year, with all proceeds going to charity.

Doctor says Rep. Scalise's vital signs stable .
Doctors say Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition at a Washington hospital but is improving. Scalise was shot Wednesday morning as a gunman sprayed bullets into a GOP congressional baseball practice. The bullet entered his left hip and tore through his pelvis, breaking bones, injuring organs and causing severe bleeding.Dr. Jack Sava, trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, says several operations have controlled the bleeding and Scalise's vital signs have stabilized. While he's still under sedation, Sava says Scalise has responded to family members.

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