Wounded capitol police officer throws first pitch in congressional baseball game

Wounded capitol police officer throws first pitch in congressional baseball game

Bailey was treated and released after sustaining a minor wound.

ABC News reported that House Speaker Paul Ryan also expressed his appreciation for Bailey and Griner during a speech in the House chamber on Wednesday. "It is clear to me based on various eyewitness accounts that without these two heroes, Agent Bailey and Agent Griner, many lives would have been lost".

"I hear loud explosions".

"He's loyal to the person he's assigned to protect", Brooks said of the officer.

Brooks said he and others in the dugout aided a wounded staffer until officers began firing back at the shooter. Brooks estimated that 50 to 100 shots were fired.

Multiple members of Congress have credited the two officers with keeping the incident from becoming a mass murder.

"These folks are heroes", said Rep.

"We are as ever awed by the tremendous bravery of the Capitol Police", he said, stating he'd talked to both officers after the shooting, right before one went in for surgery for their injuries. John Moolenaar, gathered to practice for tonight's Congressional baseball game.

Then "a burst of gunfire" erupted, Paul said.

"The only chance we had was the Capitol Police", Paul said. Casey Adams Jones met Bailey while he was a student there and said in an interview Thursday that they've become close friends in the 10 years since.

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But former majority leader Eric Cantor was the voice Scalise couldn't be regarding Griner and Bailey. "I'm sad that he was shot but he actually saved everybody's life by being there"'.

According to a White House press pool report, the Trumps visited Griner and her wife, Tiffany Dyar, in the hospital after visiting Scalise, and they brought flowers for the officer.

Wenstrup said Scalise "was as courageous as he could possibly be". "I don't know who they were personally because this was part of Whip Scalise's detail, but for the fact that they were there the carnage would have been worse".

"There's usually a Capitol Police officer in a auto in a parking lot several hundred yards away, but no one on near the field like the Scalise detail was", Matt Dinkel, the spokesman for Democrat coach Rep. Mike Doyle told ABC News.

Davis said his message to the shooter is, "We are the greatest country in the history of the world. Wishing you a speedy recovery and the knowledge that you have the gratitude of the nation behind you!" "And you didn't succeed, and there is a warm place in hell for you, too".

Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Sc., and Rep. Ron Desantis, R-Fl., were getting into Duncan's auto when the man asked them about the political affiliation. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tennessee. "Because it could happen here just as easily as it happened in Alexandria yesterday morning".

The FBI is leading the investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is conducting traces on one rifle and one handgun taken from the scene.

"I know as sure as I'm standing here right now that there's no way we would have lived through that", Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Michigan, told "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley.

So are we, and add this week's Durham Grit Award to his accolades. Also hurt were police officers and congressional staffers. Scalise and lobbyist Matt Mika remain in critical condition, according to MedStar Washington and a statement from Mika's family.

Reaction is coming in from Washington D-C to Jefferson City following the shooting at a ball field in Alexandria, Virginia Wednesday morning.

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