They say he was a " fun-loving guy" who "never backed down" and "stood his ground".
Scalise had surgery on Thursday that a MedStar Washington Hospital Center statement said was related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. Two incredibly courageous Capitol Police officers were also injured along with a House aide. His wife said he talked a lot about politics, and he posted often on Facebook, railing against Trump. "Their sacrifice makes democracy possible".
The congressional game, which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, is a rare example of bipartisanship in an increasingly polarized Washington.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., likewise called for togetherness. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said, to prolonged applause.
The FBI has also recovered a cell phone, a computer and a camera from the vehicle used by the gunman, who was fatally injured by two members of capitol police during the incident.
They are no more responsible for yesterday's attack than pro-life groups are when abortionists are targeted, or Sarah Palin was when former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot (some on the left blamed her because of Sarah PAC's map of targeted congressional races with cross hairs).
But after the near-massacre of Republican congressmen on a baseball field, can we agree that the shooter opened fire on them from a heart filled with hate? They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats.
"Did you hear about what was going on out there in Washington?".
He had been living in his white cargo van on a street in Alexandria the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said, and it was that van that Hodgkinson pulled in around 10 a.m. Tuesday to the Del Ray Service Center, said manager Crist Dauberman, 47. "People say weird things all the time".
This week's shooting must change the left-wing rhetoric, starting with the SPLC, which was "liked" on the shooter's Facebook page.
She said she didn't know anything about his purchasing weapons.
The GOP lawmakers' team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted.
Hodgkinson had arrests in his background for a series of minor offenses and at least one more serious matter. "I can't wrap my head around it", Sue Hodgkinson said.
After about 7 minutes of speaking with reporters, she turned to the deputy to ask if she could leave.
"It was more than the average person who had maybe voted for Hillary". But over the years, he had also had a number of scrapes with the police. "It looks like we may be going into a left-wing phase now, but I'm not sure the violent right-wing is ready to shut up yet", MacNab said.
Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC said he had just left the practice and encountered the apparent gunman in the parking lot before the shooting. The man thanked him.
Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, took to the floor of the Senate to express his revulsion that the shooter, Hodgkinson, was a supporter of his who had volunteered on his presidential campaign.