For most people, their first thought upon hearing of the shootings at a baseball practice for Congressional Republicans went something like this: Why are members of Congress on a baseball diamond at 7 a.m. on a weekday? And especially related to the health care debate.
Among those shot at Wednesday's Republican practice in Alexandria, Va. were Rep.
This was not only an attack on our elected officials as they played our nation's oldest game, this was an attack on the game of America's summers. They are the best people I know on the Hill-at once hilarious and tough, practical and kind.
Four people were shot in the incident and the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of IL, died from injuries sustained when he was shot by police, Fox News reported.
That's Doyle in the gold number #21 Clemente shirt in a picture later referenced by House Speaker Paul Ryan. And the game will go on.
"When the Sergeant at Arms arrived, rain had already canceled the game", the website says.
Let me be clear: now is NOT the time for politicization.
As news of the shooting at the Republican practice broke, Democrats were preparing to practice too.
The injuries to the Republicans' majority whip were reportedly not life-threatening.
A spokesman for Tenney's office confirmed the authenticity of the email to NPR, and also sent screenshots of Facebook comments on her page that talked about the possibility of her son, a Marine, being killed.
The winning team gets bragging rights over their colleagues on the other side of the aisle, and the winning coach will bring a trophy onto the floor of the House to celebrate.
The same is the case over at the Verizon Center the home of the Capitals and the Wizards. And if I'm honest, I'm at times as guilty as anyone when it comes to an absence of tolerance for opposing views, or for someone who sees things differently than I do.
Alexandria police and emergency members gather near the crime scene of an early morning shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, June 14, 2017.
The Washington Post talked to an acquaintance of Hodgkinson.
Murphy says he takes many security precautions, including not holding town meetings. There's usually 12 to 15 of us, men and women. Vice President (Mike) Pence has spoken to him.
"It's going to be a very secure facility", Barton said.
"It was spur of the moment". Quinn also insisted that his actions weren't planned or connected to any organization. Gabby Giffords was shot in January 2011. But days like today I certainly feel party less than I feel those ties to history, towards our connections to everyone who has come to Congress for centuries to do hard work in even harder circumstances.