Mr Scalise, a representative from Louisiana, is the House of Representatives Majority Whip, making him the third-highest ranked member of the Republican leadership in the House. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky told CNN: "Our lives were saved by the Capitol Hill police". "We had no defence at all". Two officers assigned to Scalise's security detail were wounded in the shootout.
Rep. Ron DeSantis , a Republican who represents Florida's 6th congressional district in Jacksonville, said he was at the practice but made a decision to leave a little early with Rep. Loudermilk, who recalled seeing bark flying off an oak tree behind him when the shots began, pointed to the hostile tone of town hall meetings as a potential safety concern.
He underwent surgery and is in critical condition at the time of writing of this article. The page also contained many posts mocking President Donald Trump , and he belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party".
Other changes the House is recommending include allowing for cities and towns to enact local bylaws and ordinances prohibiting marijuana businesses from setting up shop in their borders. The Senate chairwoman of the Marijuana Policy Committee , Democrat Patricia Jehlen , of Somerville, has indicated she doesn't support an extensive overhaul of the law.
A gunman who sprayed bullets at Republican lawmakers during baseball practice in a Washington DC suburb has died, US President Donald Trump said . And Steve Scalise went down - and dragged himself off of the infield into the outfield, about 10 or 15 yards, and was laying motionless out there.
The congressional baseball game, which is still set to take place on Thursday night, brings Republicans and Democrats together to face off in a friendly match for charity. He added that Scalise was bleeding "quite a bit". The shooter, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson , was pronounced dead at a hospital following a shootout with police.
Democratic process. "I did not have any private meetings, nor do I recall any conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel". According to CNN, he repeatedly declined to go into his private conversations with President Donald Trump - frustrating Democrats who accused him of "stonewalling" to shield the administration.
Reports later surfaced Sessions had met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak when he was a campaign surrogate for Trump . Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign. "Our committee will want to hear what you are doing to ensure that the Russians - or any other foreign adversaries - can not attack our democratic process like this ever again".
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday there was no indication that Russian Federation wanted a positive relationship with the United States, saying it had chosen to be a strategic competitor. Mattis acknowledged the need for urgency. John McCain (R-Arizona), who blasted the Trump administration for not having a new strategy on how to deal with the worsening security situation in Afghanistan .
A witness told the local CBS affiliate there was an active shooter situation at the shopping center on the base. Marie Lowe , a civilian who answered the phone at the base's public affairs office, said details were sketchy and officials were investigating because they don't know exactly what is going on.
Gottlieb. "Everyone on that field is a public servant", Mr Trump said. Also wounded were a former congressional staff member who works as a lobbyist and a staffer for Rep. The man who shot and wounded four people at a Republican baseball practice on Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, had two guns in his possession, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed.
Tom DeLay, R-Texas, who was majority whip at the time, the same post now held by Scalise. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told CNN " it would have been a massacre " without Capitol Hill Police. He hit Steve Scalise", Barton said, "Scalise's security detail and the Capitol Hill police immediately returned fire, and Alexandria Police also immediately came and began to return fire.
In all, five people were taken to area hospitals, including the suspect, Alexandria police said. He was shot in the hip , and his injuries were not considered life-threatening. "We now know a gunman fired shots at practice this morning. He had a lot of ammo". Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords took to social media to say: "My heart is with my former colleagues, their families & staff, and the US Capitol Police- public servants and heroes today and every day".
He was shot in the hip . He was in critical condition following surgery, the hospital said . Afterward, a helicopter arrived to medevac at least one victim. One of his closest friends remains Rep. Cedric Richmond, a New Orleans Democrat who leads the Congressional Black Caucus and befriended Scalise when the two were both in the state House.
On Tuesday, he barely defeated Stewart, a former Trump state campaign chairman who made preserving Virginia's Confederate history a top campaign issue. In Loudoun, Northam has opened a 500-vote lead over Perriello. That's the type of enthusiasm Democrats have been banking on to build a midterm election backlash to Trump, and the 2017 Virginia race will be a critical test of whether they can do that.
The heated debate on Tuesday night prompted the convention to draw up a new resolution , which was voted in on Wednesday afternoon. It called white nationalism a "toxic menace" to the country and called on the church to " reject the retrograde ideologies, xenophobic biases and racial bigotries of the so-called "Alt-Right" that seek to subvert our government, destabilize society, and infect our political system".
Belleville police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are at Hodgkinson's home in rural Belleville Wednesday morning. They are telling media to standby for an update . Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) was present during the shooting this morning at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va. Brat believes if Scalise's security detail wasn't there, the outcome could have been much worse.
Alexandria, Va., police said five people were transported to the hospital and a suspect was in custody. "Everybody probably would have died except for the fact that Capitol Police were there", Sen. Donnelly is the only member of the IN congressional delegation on either of the teams that were scheduled to play IN the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park on Thursday .
Irvin was in jail for first-degree murder. The others were charged with property crimes, he said. Two of the escapees escaped from the same jail just three months earlier, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said. According to KFOR-TV, jail phone records are being checked by investigators to determine if the four escaped inmates contacted their relatives before they escaped from Lincoln County jail.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is in stable condition after being shot. He also added a personal note about his 10-year-old son, who was at the practice saying, "When my son Jack was born, I was chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Jack got as many presents from the Democrats as he did from the Republicans".
Flesichmann, who was still wearing his practice clothes and a UT hat, went on to tell ABC News that he did not see the gunman and that he credits Capitol Police and other responding officers for keeping the situation under control. "He's loyal to the person he's assigned to protect", Brooks said of the officer. The shooting at the GOP congressional baseball practice could have been motivated by heightened partisanship, a Republican congressman who survived the attack told CNN.
Officers then confronted the suspect, "who was still armed with an assault weapon". Authorities did not immediately identify the gunman or the victims. Police say they believe the attack, which was carried out by one person, was not related to terrorism. The shooting came the same day a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice, wounding U.S.
Was it for the official reasons - the way Comey conducted himself during the Clinton email investigation as cited in the memo written by deputy attorney general Ron Rosenstein? "It did not violate my recusal", Sessions said of the letter.
An officer then located the suspect, who put his gun to his head and shot himself, Chaplin said. He says officers didn't fire at the gunman, but that he shot himself when they confronted him. UPS spokesman Kyle Peterson released a statement saying there had been an incident inside the company's San Francisco facility. A UPS employee in his uniform opened fire on employees.
In his testimony, Comey recalled that during a private White House dinner on January 27, the president asked him for "loyalty" and to lay off his former top aide Flynn - who is under investigation over his Russian Federation ties - imploring Comey to "let this go".
The National Weather Service warned of quarter-size hail, high wind gusts and wind damage to roofs, siding and trees in those areas. More than 230 flights have been canceled at O'Hare and Midway global airports as severe weather threatens the Chicago area.
Congressional committees and the FBI are investigating the Russian interference and whether there was any collusion with Trump's campaign. John McCain and Lindsey Graham . House and Senate committees are investigating Russia's meddling and potential links to the Trump campaign, with testimony scheduled Tuesday from Attorney General Jeff Sessions .
The woman, taken off the plane on the tarp-like stretcher that partly covered her, was brought to the jet bridge where emergency workers spent about an hour trying to revive her. Hogan confirms that EMT staff found Hines unconscious in the lavatory, but was unable to address what had happened to her. When the flight landed in the Twin Cities, help was called in an effort to evacuate Hines off the plane in hopes of saving her life.
Hodgkinson. DeSantis said he found the question "a little odd". Federal law enforcement officials identified the suspected shooter to NBC News as James T. DeSantis, a military veteran, said that experience helped him take notice of the man who approached his auto asking about political affiliation. We were just shagging balls.
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis , still wearing his dusty baseball outfit, was on the verge of tears as he spoke Wednesday at the Capitol about the gunfire that erupted at a congressional baseball practice. "This has got to stop, and it has to stop today". He said more people would have been injured had the officers not been on site. When Keilar asked how he was feeling, Davis said "I'm angry".
The San Francisco Police Department did not immediately respond to Complex's request for comment. Officers found wounded victims inside the building and brought them to safety. Six people were shot Wednesday morning at a UPS facility in San Francisco and four were killed, including the shooter. A San Francisco hospital said they received multiple victims from a shooting.
Williams said , "He is receiving medical attention but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery". Williams confirmed on his Twitter account that the staffer who was shot is Zack Barth. Williams, who has been the coach of the GOP team since 2013, was not shot himself, the congressman's office said. Please keep the member of my staff and all members of the congressional baseball team in your thoughts in prayers during this extremely hard time.
Officers responding to a report of a possible burglary in Spring on Tuesday led to the seizure of almost 600 pounds of meth pops with an approximate street value close to $1,000,000. Deputies said they seized a large collection of meth candy in various shapes including Batman and Star Wars designs. Lt. Diaz concluded the drugs are being marketed to children.
That didn't happen. Now, some are wondering if Rosenworcel will be put up for a vote by the Senate without a Republican nominee. The Competitive Carriers Association, which represents small and rural USA carriers, quicly backed Rosenworcel's nomination.
The Israeli government has characterized the "martyr compensation" scheme as inhumane and an impediment to peace, but the PA says the program supports families of legitimate combatants. On Wednesday, appearing at a House of Representatives hearing, Tillerson repeated his claim that he had received promises about the payments from the PA.
Rep. Steve Scalise , a congressional staffer and members of the congressional police force are among those who were injured in the shooting . In all, five people were taken to hospital, including the suspect, Alexandria police said .
United States student Otto Warmbier is hospitalized in Cincinnati after he was returned from North Korea. He was carried off the plane and taken to a hospital. Tillerson, at a U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday, declined to comment on Warmbier's condition. "My goal is to go over there and try to see if I can keep bringing sports to North Korea".
Sessions, a former Republican U.S. senator and an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign, appeared before the committee just five days after Comey told the panel Trump ousted him to undermine the agency's investigation of the Russian Federation matter.
As attorney general, he also wrote a letter recommending that Trump fire former FBI Director James Comey, who Trump later admitted to firing, in part, because Comey was digging into "the Russian Federation thing". Sessions said he agreed with a letter drafted by his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, that Comey should be replaced. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's decision to announce that Hillary Clinton would not be prosecuted over ...
Comey said he believed Trump fired him because of the Russian Federation investigation, and Trump himself cited "this Russian Federation thing" as a motivating factor for his decision to sack Comey during an interview with broadcaster NBC that aired last month.