Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the Capitol Police, which is tasked with providing security for members of Congress when they're in Washington and in their districts, should be given more funding and resources.

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.

Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding, Sava said. Trump called for unity in remarks at the White House on Wednesday, but Sanford and other Republican lawmakers also pointed to the president's own harsh rhetoric. The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity. The crowd chanted "USA!"

After Wednesday's shooting, a number of legislators spoke about what the game, billed on its website as "the only annual partisan event beloved by all", means to them and why it was important for the game to go forward.

The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party".

The Nationals had to loan the Republican team catcher's gear because their equipment is still in evidence, Washington Post reporter Robert Costa tweeted. Nationals Park seats 41,546 people. "I'm not just talking about the general, 'I hope you die, ' 'I hope you get cancer.' We're all getting those, too, but some of those are more threatening, and you have to take those seriously".

The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity confirmed the milestone on Facebook. And he had this really emotional moment talking about the moment that they saw each other after the shooting. The scoreboard announced final attendance Thursday was a new record: 24,959. They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats. "We all owe Steve a big, big thank you".

"You've had a series of things that send signals that it's OK to hate Trump, it's OK to think of Trump in violent terms, it's OK to consider assassinating Trump", said Newt Gingrich, the former Republican speaker of the House and informal Trump adviser, during an interview on Fox News.

"There was always boundaries when people protested, but they didn't cross the line", Katko said.

Support for Scalise was everywhere.

Following the attack targeting Scalise and other members of Congress, Katko wonders if threats will be approached differently in the future. They released photos of guns similar to the handgun and rifle that were used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally.

"My dear friend Steve Scalise took a bullet for all of us", Trump said. When I talk to lawmakers who are on the teams, both the Democratic team and the Republican team yesterday, they talk about it as being one of the highlights of their year.

A familiar pattern on Capitol Hill repeated itself Thursday: A shocking, tragic incident occurs.

The game raised about $500,000 for charity a year ago, according to spokeswoman Meredith Raimondi. Democrats and Republicans each have won 39 times and tied once. The source did not disclose the names that were on the list.

Scalise had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood, the doctor said. "I know Steve wouldn't have it no other way".

He's also saluting the Capitol police officers injured in the attack on a Republican Congressional baseball practice.