A congressional staffer for Rep. Roger Williams of Texas was shot by a gunman who opened fire at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia early Wednesday morning, according to multiple reports.
A person reportedly asked someone if the congressmen playing on the field in Alexandria were Republicans or Democrats before the attack.
Please keep the member of my staff and all members of the congressional baseball team in your thoughts in prayers during this extremely difficult time.
Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said “everyone would have died” if it wasn’t for the presence of Scalise’s security detail. Two capitol policemen part of the security team were also shot.
Scalise was hit in the hip and is expected to survive. Williams’ staffer was shot, but it is not clear where he was hit and how severe the injury is.
President Donald Trump said in an official statement that he was “deeply saddened” by the shooting.
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