Matt Mika Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was helping with practice when he was shot.
So far, investigators have not linked Hodgkinson to any radical groups, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. Before the game, all players bowed their heads for a moment of silence and prayer to honor Scalise. She also said she didn't know exactly who was shot on Wednesday, but she is sorry that he did this. Agents continue to try and track Hodgkinson's movements in recent weeks. She says she didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, did between January and March because she was busy with her job at a tax firm.
"ATF has conducted traces on these weapons and has determined that both were purchased by the shooter from federal firearms licensees", the bureau said in a statement. He thought about asking a staffer about the man but never did, he said.
Michael Caputo, who served as an adviser for Trump's presidential campaign, blamed a Democratic Party obsession with possible Trump campaign and administration ties to Russian Federation for the shooting. He was also a volunterr for Sen. "How dare they?" retorted Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, pointing to a year of venomous attacks by Republicans including President Donald Trump. Bernie Sanders. In social media posts and letters to the editor of the Belleville News-Democrat, Hodgkinson often criticized Republicans and called for higher taxes on the wealthy.
Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death. Scalise and the other legislators present at the baseball practice-including Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) -were saved when Scalise's security detail fired back at Hodgkinson.More news: Trump Responds to Obstruction of Justice Investigation
Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding, Sava said. "He has received multiple units of blood transfusion".
He said he noticed one day that Hodgkinson's gym bag contained not only gym gear, "but all of his worldly possessions", including toiletries, books, and street clothes. "We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", he said from the White House.
The deciding factor will probably be Louisiana Democrat Cedric Richmond, who may be the best to have ever played in the game. "I know we'll be thinking about each of them as they take the field tonight". He's had a second surgery and will be in the hospital a while. They brought bouquets of flowers for the recovering victims.
Euille said he spoke to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday about his encounters with the shooter. Two members of the Capitol Police, Crystal Griner and David Bailey, were also wounded.
Scalise remains in critical condition. "Pray for Steve!" Trump wrote on Twitter. "While the attack today was a awful surprise, Matt's presence on the ball field, helping longtime colleagues and friends was not", Mika's family said.