After leading the House in the pledge of allegiance, Speaker Paul Ryan offered powerful words of resilience and camaraderie.
"We started giving him the liquids, I put pressure on his wound in his hip", Brooks said. "For them to be so sanctimonious is something that I really am nearly sad for myself".
Pelosi said there is desire among Democrats for a task force on gun safety to study the issue.
Pelosi says it's "outrageous" and "beneath the dignity" of the House, adding: "How dare they say such a thing, how dare they".
During her morning presser a day after the Alexandria shooting, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the current toxic political environment is the result of Republicans deciding "on the politics of personal destruction as they went after the Clintons. and that's what has continued". Richmond played baseball in college and kicked off his congressional career with a one-hitter in 2011 and has been the game's dominant player pretty much since then. Scalise was coherent the whole time, Flake said. The Capitol Police are greatly impacted as two of their members were shot defending Scalise and the lawmakers. These were our brothers and sisters who ran into danger and saved countless lives. Shortly after the incident, the pair addressed a packed House chamber, calling for unity and condemning the attack.
Vice President Mike Pence has visited the Washington hospital and "checked in" on a Louisiana congressman recovering from a gunshot wound.
Somber and shaken members of Congress walked through the halls of the United States Capitol Wednesday after a gunman went on a shooting rampage targeting Republican lawmakers at an early morning bipartisan baseball practice at a nearby Virginia field.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was one of multiple people shot when a gunman fired at Republican members of Congress and their staffers at a baseball field in Alexandria. The House canceled proceedings for the day.
What was celebrated instead was the bravery of Rep. Steve Scalise's Capitol Police detail, who prevented a tragedy of epic proportions. "May Republicans and Democrats be mindful of the companionship they share". That appeared to be the question at President Donald Trump's first meeting of his full Cabinet on Monday, as top aides took turns piling praise on the boss.
Following the Giffords shooting, lawmakers have held fewer open town halls and have been advised to increase security at such events. He shot at Steve Scalise, our second baseman.
Federal law enforcement officials identified the alleged shooter as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who died following a shootout with authorities.