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    Republican Steve Scalise, aides shot in Virginia

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/14...ople-shot.html

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot and multiple congressional aides were also hit by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, Fox News confirmed.

    Scalise was in stable condition. Five people were "transported medically" from the scene, Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said; however, it was unclear how many people had been shot.

    The gunman was shot by U.S. Capitol Police, apprehended and taken to the hospital, officials said. Sen. Mike Lee told Fox News, however, the gunman was killed. The incident occurred at Simpson Field in Alexandria, about 10 miles from Washington D.C.

    "The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely," President Trump said in a statement. "We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected."

    Trump later tweeted: "Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him."

    The Department of Homeland Security was monitoring the episode and the FBI was also involved.

    Rep. Roger Williams, R-Tex., was seen being taken from the field on a stretcher, but it was unclear if he was struck by a bullet.

    "Finally the shooter was shot behind home plate as he was circling around to the first base dugout where there were a number of us congressmen and other folks," Rep. Mo Brooks told FMTALK1065. "Our security detail was able to incapacitate him at that point. I don't know if he [shooter] was dead. He was wounded. I don't know how many times he was wounded."

    rooks reportedly used a belt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding of an aide who was shot in the leg. Two law enforcement officers were also injured, included one who was hit in the leg, Brooks said.

    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 later, at around 7:15 a.m. the shooting began, DeSantis said. It reportedly last about 10 minutes.

    Rep. Brad Wenstrup told Fox News he "felt like I was in Iraq but without my weapon." Sen. Jeff Flake said the congressional group were "sitting ducks."

    "Without the Capitol Hill police it would have been a massacre," Sen. Rand Paul told Fox News, describing the scene as "sort of a killing field."

    Scalise was shot in the hip, sources told Fox News.

    "Behind third base, I see a rifle...I hear Steve Scalise over near 2nd base scream," Brooks said. "...While all of this is going on, Steve Scalise our whip was lying on the ground near the second base position crawling into right field, leaving a trail of blood."

    Brooks said the gunman was using the dugout as cover and estimated the assailant got off 50-100 shots during the attack on the 15-25 people gathered at the field.

    “We were there within three minutes,” Brown said. “Two of our officers engaged in gunfire and returned fire.”

    Alexandria schools were placed on lockdown as the incident unfolded.

    Scalise, 51, is the House majority whip. He has represented Louisiana’s First Congressional District since 2008 and chairs the House Republican Study Committee. He is married with two children. Scalise's district includes New Orleans.

    Since he's in leadership, Scalise has a security detail.

    Scalise, who studied computer science at Louisiana State University, worked as a systems engineer before launching his political career. Scalise endorsed President Trump during last year’s presidential campaign, and has been a vocal backer of Trump’s travel ban. As leader of the powerful study group, he has also spearheaded the effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

    The Congressional Baseball Game is scheduled for June 15 at Nationals Park. The game, which has been a tradition since 1909, pits Senate and House members of each party who sport the uniform of their home state.
    the shooter had asked if these were Republicans or Democrats and after learning they were Republicans decided to shoot. Liberal terrorist.


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    I blame democrats and their harsh/agressive words...

    any democrat who has said words like: oust, hack, whip or target ( even when referring to the store) should step down immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialFNK View Post
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/14...ople-shot.html



    the shooter had asked if these were Republicans or Democrats and after learning they were Republicans decided to shoot. Liberal terrorist.
    The Right will blame the left/media

    The left will blame gun control and Trump

    Both arguments are ********. It was one whack job, like it usually is.

    Trying to lump this into any other agenda or argument is stupid and counter productive. Which I guess is something we should fully expect in good ol Murica these days.

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    I feel for the victim of the shooting. Reminds me of the sixties.

    I am not a idiot like the first two above, which all they are doing is ensuring contention between liberal and conservative fractions. I never blame MLK killing on conservative of the times but radical elements within our society. We are living in dangerous times with emotions running high and radicalism on both sides raising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialFNK View Post
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/14...ople-shot.html



    the shooter had asked if these were Republicans or Democrats and after learning they were Republicans decided to shoot. Liberal terrorist.
    It's a sad day. There is too much vitriol in this country. The Media would have you believe that Trump supports are crazy, but Anti-Trump people are even more so and have proven it time and again with this and other shootings, the burning of the Republican office during the general election, the abuse of the mentally challenged teenager and the rioting to prohibit freedom of speech on college campuses. This is not to say that there isn't strong rhetoric on the other side, just no violent criminal action.

    Therefore, we all need to turn down the rhetoric. We can't have our media calling the President a piece of sh-t, our comedians beheading his image or our leaders likening him to Hitler, the KKK, etc. Doing so, is influencing the populace to believe these type of things.

    I am tired of all the blame game going around. Everyone else is responsible for individual screw-ups. Students need safe spaces, the Democrats need a reason to explain why outside forces cost them the presidential election. Obama blamed Bush for everything that went wrong in the country, even up to the day he left office. Now it's Trump turn to blame Obama and perhaps that will last for 8 years. No one takes responsibility for their actions and everyone else is the bad guy and the media sensationalizes everything with false stories and innuendo.

    In addition to the two parties blaming each other, the blame doesn't stop there. The younger generation blames the older generation, but expects the older generation to provide for them and satisfy their every wish. The have-nots blame the haves, but rely on their tax dollars to support the social programs. The women and minorities blame the white Christian men. The illegal immigrants blame the government, but refuse to apply for citizenship. The criminals blame the laws, while making no effort to comply with them. The environmentalists blame business and industry. The anarchists blame the flag and other symbols. The vegetarians are morally superior to everyone. And the beat goes on.

    Also, today a newly elected mayor of a county that voted for Clinton took down Trump and Pence's picture from the government offices, claiming that they have to earn their respect.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/%e2...bfcL&ocid=iehp


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    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 later, at around 7:15 a.m. the shooting began, DeSantis said. It reportedly last about 10 minutes.
    I might just be missing it, but I don't see a reference into the article that they were referring to the shooter here. It just seems like this piece was thrown in and not referred to again.

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    This dude is a terrorist, plain and simple.

    Amazing you dickheads are trying to spin this into party politics. Blaming liberals seems to be the only thing that's keeping some of you sane.

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    when someone specifically asks if the people there were Republicans or Democrats don't tell me it's not about politics. the fact that he asked that makes it clear that it was about politics.
    time and time again in many different type of situations people want to ignore details.

    if this was a case of someone targeting Democrats/Liberals, the left would have exploded with not only blaming the right but saying it was brought on by Trump's rhetoric.

    this incident is saturated in politics, and those on both sides will be using it to their advantage however they can.


    the shooter has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.79b6db7350e2

    The man suspected of firing dozens of rounds into an Alexandria baseball field Wednesday morning has been identified by federal law enforcement officials as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill.

    A Facebook page belonging to a person with the same name includes pictures of the Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, and rhetoric against President Trump, including a post that reads: “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”

    Hodgkinson was a licensed home inspector in Illinois according to public records, but his license lapsed last November. A web page on Yelp indicates that Hodgkinson has been doing home inspections since 1994, and has 30 years experience in construction and remodeling as a general contractor, and that he worked in both Missouri and Illinois. Belleville is a suburb of St. Louis, Mo.

    “With a background of over 30 years in construction, it was a logical & relatively easy move to becoming a Home Inspector,” he or someone affiliated with him apparently wrote on Yelp.

    Hodgkinson reportedly opened fire on a group of Congressmen and their staff as they practiced for a Congressional baseball game, wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and a staff member of Rep. Patrick Williams, as well as two Capitol Police officers assigned to protect Scalise.







    http://thehill.com/homenews/news/337...o-dem-rhetoric

    Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) on Wednesday linked the political rhetoric of Democrats to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and others at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va.

    "I can only hope that the Democrats do tone down the rhetoric," Collins told WBEN. "The rhetoric has been outrageous ... the finger-pointing, just the tone and the angst and the anger directed at Donald Trump, his supporters."

    Collins said that it was inevitable someone was going to act based on the "rhetoric" towards President Trump and the GOP.

    "You know, some people react to things like that. They get angry as well. And then you fuel the fires," said Collins, who is among the most vocal Trump backers on Capitol Hill.

    A police spokeswoman said the shooter was in the hospital after being shot by police. Collins said Democrats should take the attack as a "wake-up call."

    "Maybe this is a wake-up call. I'm not saying it will be," Collins continued. "But let's hope we could disagree on a more polite, conversational basis and not do things like what they did at my office a couple weeks ago."

    Protesters held a "die-in" at Collins' office last week to protest the GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Collins said the move went "too far."

    "I can only hope maybe there's something here that would say: Let's tone down the rhetoric. We can disagree politically but we can be polite," Collins said. "It's gone too far."
    it's the continual daily rhetoric by not only Democrats and those on the left/those that support the left, but also the anti Trump/anti Republican Liberal media. they enable incidents like this with their obvious blatant hatred.


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    Unfortunately, one of many unwarranted and hopeless shootings that will occur today.

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    The GOP has a baseball team??? Do the Dems?
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    It's definitely an unfortunate tragedy and not defensible by either side (in this type of situation).


    But it's funny to me that Vindicator Special is so quick to call this guy a "Liberal Terrorist" and quote internet posts by the attempted assassin when we have this in the annals of time:
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ing-at-least-5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezekial View Post
    It's definitely an unfortunate tragedy and not defensible by either side.


    But it's funny to me that Vindicator Special is so quick to call this guy a "Liberal Terrorist" and quote internet posts by the attempted assassin when we have this in the annals of time:
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...ing-at-least-5
    what are you trying to say? you bring up a previous shooting from Canada because?

    I shouldn't call him "Liberal". since he is a Bernie supporter, more of a Socialist? he surely wasn't a Conservative.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ewing View Post
    The GOP has a baseball team??? Do the Dems?
    Yes but their games last forever because all they do is walk every batter and give away runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WES445 View Post
    I feel for the victim of the shooting. Reminds me of the sixties.

    I am not a idiot like the first two above, which all they are doing is ensuring contention between liberal and conservative fractions. I never blame MLK killing on conservative of the times but radical elements within our society. We are living in dangerous times with emotions running high and radicalism on both sides raising.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zmaster52 View Post
    This dude is a terrorist, plain and simple.

    Amazing you dickheads are trying to spin this into party politics. Blaming liberals seems to be the only thing that's keeping some of you sane.
    My comment was sarcasm based on the left and media blaming Sarah Palins "target map" when Rep. Gifford was attacked with several others.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sarah-pa...n-target-list/

    I agree it's stupid to blame others and "words" for the actions of sick people.

    Also, I wouldn't be so quick to label him a terrorist. Terrorism has a purpose. This guys purpose could be to get his fish to stop barking at him. Let the investigation determine the full motive.

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    Throwing my T and P's out to everyone impacted today. Truly horrific.

    We're always hesitant to label white shooters "terrorists", but although I shouldn't be hasty in jumping to conclusions, this obviously appears to politically motivated. Therefore, it's clearly terrorism.

    Sounds like a horrific experience and brutal scene. Really sad.
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