Rep. Mo Brooks on Sunday said he will introduce legislation in the coming week to allow congressmen and senators to carry guns, in the wake of the shooting of fellow Congressman Steve Scalise.
The man who shot The Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice earlier this week had with him a piece of paper with the names of three other members of Congress. The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with family. Hodgkinson had posted comments critical of President Donald Trump on his social-media accounts and engaged in a profane tirade about Trump in a chance conversation with an auto mechanic the day before the attack in Alexandria, where Hodgkinson had been living in his van since about March.
Officials confirmed the list to the New York Times and also said that Hodgkinson had pictures of the ballpark on his cell phone. Infection remains a considerable risk in the days and weeks during Scalise's extended hospital stay, Sava said.More news: Iraq captures border crossing to Syria from IS
In a statement Saturday, Matt Mika's family says he will remain in the intensive care unit at George Washington University Hospital at least through the weekend. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers". "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". Doctors said his prognosis was positive on Friday. Also hurt but released from hospitals were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth. The offices of both senators - Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth - turned over the emails to Capitol Police and declined to offer specifics about their content.
A list of names was found on Hodgkinson at the scene, which included Brooks and other Republican congressmen.
Doctor Sava described Scalise's shot to his left hip as a devastating "trans-pelvic gunshot wound" from a high-velocity rifle.