Capitol Police stopped James T. Hodgkinson from killing anyone when he opened fire on Republicans practicing for a charity softball event. Rep. Steve Scalise and four others were wounded by Hodgkinson before he was taken down by a security detail. Hodgkinson, 66, reportedly a Bernie Sanders supporter, died from his wounds on the way to hospital.
According to reports, Hodgkinson used an AR-15 during the attack. If it wasn’t for a Capitol Police security escort for Rep. Scalise being on the scene at the time, it could have resulted in multiple deaths.
The #congressionalbaseballgame is on. We will play for charity, but also for the victims & the heroic officers who took down the shooter.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) June 14, 2017
President Trump tweeted this response:
Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2017
We hope that Rep. Scalise and the wounded officers recover quickly.
Biz Pac Review reports:
The gun control that Democrats keep screaming about did nothing to prevent a progressive leftist from shooting Republican Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday.
As many on the left continued to call for stricter gun laws following the shooting, that representatives say would have been a “massacre” if not for the Capitol Police, it was learned that the gun the shooter used was an AR-15, according to the Telegraph.