Pelosi blames guns, Fox News, GOP for political violence

Pelsoi said she also prays that Donald Trump's presidency is successful and that his family remains safe.

"There are very strong emotions throughout this House today", House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday, frequently pausing as he spoke on the House floor. And that is a photo I saw of our Democratic colleagues gathered in prayer this morning after hearing the news, ' Ryan said. "For them to be so sanctimonious is something that I really am nearly sad for myself".

Pelosi was asked Thursday what she believes created the political atmosphere which led to the shooting attack on Republicans.

"When we evaluate the needs of our members its about protecting the members and their constituents as well", Pelosi said.

President Donald Trump says that wounded Congressman Steve Scalise's condition is more hard than people first realized. Scalise was coherent the whole time, Flake said.

Trump is also crediting the congressman for bringing people together. These were our brothers and sisters who ran into danger and saved countless lives, ' he said.

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said an increase in the Capitol Police budget for fiscal 2018, which begins October 1, is likely to be debated.

"This is a powder keg right now, so everyone in authority has to be very careful with the words the say", said Nina Turner, a former Democratic state senator from OH and a high-profile Sanders supporter.

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Barton's two children were also at the practice with him.

The annual Congressional Baseball Game, which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, will be played on Thursday despite Wednesday's shooting at the GOP squad's practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

Yet as the day wore on, neither Republicans nor Democrats offered up new ideas on bridging the political divide, and the parties' differences on gun control in particular became clearer than ever.

Most business was canceled for the day, as lawmakers huddled with each other to talk about the attack, and to hear a briefing from police.

Ryan then listed each of the five victims of the shooting, which included Scalise, two congressional aides, and two Capitol Police officers.

The Congressional Baseball Game is scheduled for June 15 at Nationals Park.

Federal law enforcement officials identified the alleged shooter as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who died following a shootout with authorities. There was not expected to be any votes held on Wednesday in light of the shooting. "I hear Steve Scalise over near 2nd base scream", Brooks noted.

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