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GOP rep: Before shooting, man asked whether we were Dems or GOP

GOP rep: Before shooting, man asked whether we were Dems or GOP

The popular annual GOP-Democrats baseball face-off, which raises money for charity, will go forward as planned Thursday evening and a big crowd is expected.

In the history of the contest, Republicans and Democrats each have won 39 games, with one tie. After accepting it graciously, Barton cracked, "Next year we won't be so nice".

The House gaveled back into session Thursday a day after a shooting critically wounded a top GOP leader, Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and injured several others, including Capitol Police officers.

Trump made his comments as Scalise remained in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center following multiple surgeries.

Mr Scalise was fielding ground balls at second base on Wednesday (local time) when he was shot at a practice for an annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game.

Shannon Davis also said that it would be "terrifying" to think about what would have happened if Scalise's security detail had not been there and hailed the Capitol Police officers as "heroes".

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Hodgkinson had raged against Trump on social media and was a member of anti-Republican groups on Facebook including, "The Road to Hell Is Paved With Republicans", "Terminate The Republican Party", and "Donald Trump is not my President", a search of his Facebook profile showed.

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at Wednesday's practice and gave medical help after the shooting, said it would have "been awful" if the game had been canceled, and said Scalise would want it to go on.

Both sides depicted the event as a unifying experience.

He confessed later that "the fear factor was horrific". Both had appeared on the House floor earlier. "It's about Republicans and Democrats". Baseball cards handed out as fans entered the park identified the players' partisan voting percentages.

Also wounded were a congressional aide and one former aide who now works as a lobbyist, officials said. Still, the divide was good-natured, for once.

The political parties play against each another.

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"Were in town because we're tourists and I mean I heard about the shooting and I was like, 'Wow, it would be cool to come today to show support for the congressmen, '" said Otis Amick of Phoenix.

Although the weather in Washington looks headed toward a near-flawless summer night, an obvious and immovable shadow is being cast over Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game - a tradition that began more than a century ago.

Ivanka Trump, joined by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and her two eldest children Arabella and Joseph Kushner, presented a $50,000 check from "Friends in the Trump Administration" to "Congressional Sports for Charity".

The charities are the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, Washington Literacy Center, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and, after Wednesday's shooting, the Capitol Police Memorial Fund.

A budget increase for the US Capitol Police from just under $400 million this year is among the ideas under consideration.

Richmond compared Scalise to a "little Chihuahua" because he is "very persistent and strong", adding that he would miss the Republican's banter at the game.

Hospital: Scalise condition upgraded to 'fair'
The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with family. Scalise was shot in the hip , and the bullet damaged bone, blood vessels and internal organs.


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