By Jenn Jacques
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot earlier today along with a congressional staffer and members of the congressional police force when a disgruntled liberal opened fire on Republicans as they practiced on a (gun-free) YMCA baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia for tomorrow’s annual Congressional Baseball Game charity event.
This afternoon, representatives on the field at the time of the shooting spoke out on the incident.
“We used my belt to help put a tourniquet around his leg,” Representative Mo Brooks told CNN. “There’s a guy with a gun blasting away. Fortunately, it was one of the good guys, one of our security detail who was shooting back.”
Ohio Representative Brad Wenstrup, a physician and an Iraq War veteran, was also on the field when the shooting occurred, stated, “I felt like I was back in Iraq but without my weapon … everyone just got down.”
“The people in the dugout had no route of escape. Their only chance of survival was to get below the surface of the ground. And they were only 20 yards from the shooter,” Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul told CNN. “You are completely helpless — having no self-defense and no way to get to somebody. The …Read the Rest
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