The vicious and horrific attack we saw Wednesday in Alexandria at the Republican team's practice was nothing short of a direct assault on the institution we all serve and a deranged attempt to disrupt our democracy through violence.
The game, held at Nationals Park. has been a congressional tradition for more than a century. Just less than 25,000 people attended Nationals Park to watch the annual ritual.
A list of Republican lawmakers was found on Hodgkinson's body, CBS Newsreported, citing an unidentified United States official.
Richmond compared Scalise to a "little Chihuahua" because he is "very persistent and strong", adding that he would miss the Republican's banter at the game.
The shootout on a Virginia baseball field that injured Congressman Steve Scalise and others reminds politicians they are all on the same team. Ivanka Trump and Trump adviser KellyAnne Conway were spotted at home plate and the Republican dugout. Organizers said Thursday that they had already raised over $1 million for charity and sold more than 20,000 tickets. "I think that his risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in. he was as critical as you can be when he came in".
Sava also gave an update on Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner, who sustained a gunshot wound to the ankle during the shooting. It was his 11th time suiting up for the game, but he says this game was different.
David Miller, who saw the shooting, described a scene in which some players were far enough away from the gunman to run for shelter, while others were pinned down in the middle of the ball field.
Bailey received a hero's welcome from a record crowd of almost 25,000 at Thursday's game when he threw out the first pitch, and Barth also showed up for the game, walking with crutches. He was batted in by Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif. Mick Mulvaney, previously a Rock Hill Republican congressman until being tapped as White House budget chief, couldn't technically play on the team as he once had. For Murphy, it was the Yard Goats. They sat next to each other at the game above the first-base dugout, as a show of friendship across the aisle. From the Democratic side of the stadium, there were boos. "Those aren't good odds", Brooks said. "But for the grace of God, it could have happened at the Democratic practice". Lawmakers, including many of those who were at the practice, praised the decision.
Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point".
Lucee Laursen of La Crosse, Wisconsin, interning in the capital for a nonprofit, said, "It's showing that we might have differences in political spheres but we come together for a good cause".
"The challenge now is to see if we can confine it so it does not spill into hatred".
May admits London fire response 'not good enough'
Families searching for their loved ones have blanketed the area near the tower with posters in a desperate search for information. Residents' voices must be heard in the public inquiry and funds will be made available for their legal representation.
Theresa May pledges £5M for Grenfell Tower victims
May on Friday announced a 5 million pound ($6.4 million) fund following meeting with survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The Prime Minister also said there had been "huge frustrations" on the ground as people struggled to find information.
Rep. Steve Scalise 'took a bullet for all of us'
A hospital statement said Scalise was doing better over the previous 24 hours but would "be in the hospital for some time". Scalise has received multiple blood transfusions, which can affect clotting, something doctors will monitor closely.
US Open - the story of the third round
The 25-year-old Matsuyama, ranked No. 4 in the world, birdied six of his first eight holes in the second round. He needs to finish the job today. "With where I was hitting it", he said with a smile, "I wasn't in the way".
McIlroy dismisses Twitter criticism after US Open exit
Niebrugge, Talor Gooch and Kevin Dougherty, who each played at Oklahoma State, were grouped together in the first two rounds. But the second-ranked player in the world still has a lot of ground to make up at Erin Hills.
India vs Pakistan cricket rivalry
Malik has had a quiet tournament by his standards but I expect him to come good on the big occasion. Some teams start confidently and then they fade.
Cabinet briefed on plans for Government deal with DUP
May reportedly took full responsibility for the result but vowed to lead the Tories through the term if MPs backed her. But the prospect of a deal has prompted warnings that it could upset Northern Ireland's fragile peace.