Republican House leader shot in assassination attempt
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and multiple Congressional aides were hit by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire at a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, Fox News confirmed.I fear this is another example of the hate spewing from Democrats against their Republican colleagues. They have been pandering to the angry left ever since Hillary Clinton lost and have also seen Democrat supporters showing assassination fantasies of Trump.
At least one aide was shot in the chest.
The gunman was shot by U.S. Capital Police, apprehended and taken to the hospital. Sen. Mike Lee told Fox News, however, the gunman was dead. Rep. Mo Brooks reportedly used a belt as a tourniquet to stop Scalise's bleeding.
"Both @POTUS & @VP are aware of the developing situation in Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted.
Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., told Fox News he left just before the shooting. As he walked to his car, a man asked DeSantis if it was Republicans or Democrats practicing. About three minutes the shooting began, DeSantis said.
"Behind third base, I see a rifle...I hear Steve Scalise over near 2nd base scream," Brooks told CNN.