Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Trump Says 'Let's Play Ball' At Record Turnout For Congressional Baseball Game

Trump Says 'Let's Play Ball' At Record Turnout For Congressional Baseball Game

There was also a moment of silence for the victims of Wednesday's shootings.

Scalise underwent a third procedure and second surgery for his gunshot wound Thursday.

Pelosi says it's "outrageous" and "beneath the dignity" of the House, adding: "How dare they say such a thing, how dare they". She noted that she has received numerous threats herself over the years, and is now the target of millions of dollars in negative ads in a House district in Georgia where a hard-fought special election will take place next week. She pointed to the attack ads against her that Republicans have run in the Georgia special election and said they have resulted in "calls to my home constantly, threats in front of my grandchildren".

She says that everyone should examine their own conscience.

Though officials said his health has improved, Scalise will still require additional operations and will remain in the hospital for "some time", according to the update. Hunt said the high-caliber weapon could explain why the congressman's injuries are so severe.

President Donald Trump speaks about the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scales of La.at a baseball practice, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington before the start of an event on Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives.

The president paid a visit to Scalise on Wednesday night, meeting with Scalise's family and sitting by the congressman's bedside.

In it, Trump said this: "We had a very, very divided country for many years. He's in some trouble". He had also branded Mr Trump a "traitor". "It's a concern I've had for a number of years", he told The Hill following the shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice that left Scalise in critical condition and injured a further five people. They said Scalise dragged himself from the infield as the shooting continued.

\The #democrats emerged victorious, 11-2, but handed the Congressional baseball trophy to the Republicans, for it to be displayed in Scalise's office until he recovers from bullet wounds he sustained one day before. Some 30 spectators watched the proceedings from the visitors' galleries. But this week's attack does provide occasion for both sides to recall that we are, as Ryan put it, "united in our humanity".

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Brad Wenstrup went out to where Scalise was lying to apply pressure to his wound and that Scalise was coherent the whole time. Lawmaker Brooks described Scalise dragging his body across the pitch to get away from the shooter while the firing continued.

A day later, Pelosi and Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., were trading recriminations over which side's overwrought rhetoric was more responsible for violence.

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.

Pence tweeted shortly after leaving the MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Thursday morning that he and his wife, Karen, had thanked doctors and hospital staff.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) said a man asked whether it was Republicans or Democrats who were practicing before a shooter opened fire on the field, wounding Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and at least four other people. Hodgkinson died after officers in Mr Scalise's security detail fired back at him.

"My dear friend Steve Scalise took a bullet for all of us", Trump said.

Republicans and Democrats have swapped political insults for friendly rivalry at their annual congressional baseball game in honour of House of Representatives politician Steve Scalise, critically injured in a shooting rampage.

Police stood alongside the fence at the field where the women's team often gathers for early morning practices. The game will be played on Thursday night as scheduled at Nationals Park stadium.

The two have enjoyed a long-running ribbing over the game, which Republicans won last year to break a seven-year Democratic win streak. It raised over $1 million for charity.

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