Lawmakers call for bipartisan unity, vowing to play the charity baseball game as planned on Thursday after a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers and colleagues practicing for the game. Linda So reports.
The annual congressional baseball game will go on as planned Thursday night as lawmakers call for bipartisan unity in the wake of the shooting that left Representative Steve Scalise critically injured in hospital Fellow Congressman Roger Williams, who injured his ankle as he scrambled for cover, insists the game must be played. SOUNDBITE: REP. ROGER WILLIAMS (R-TEXAS) SAYING: "If we don't play this baseball game and we go home, they win." Congressman Scalise and three others were shot on Wednesday as they practiced for the charity game. The gunman identified as James Hodgkinson of Illinois had posted angry messages against President Trump and other Republicans on social media. He was killed when officers returned fire. President Trump visiting Scalise at the hospital Wednesday night. The House Majority Whip was shot in the hip and will need to undergo more surgeries. A congressional aide who was also shot has been treated and released from the hospital. Two Capitol Hill police officers who are being hailed as heroes for taking down the suspect are recovering from their injuries. One officer was shot in the ankle and remains in the hospital. The other twisted an ankle and has been released. Matt Mika, a lobbyist and former congressional aide, was shot multiple times in the chest and has undergone surgery. He remains in critical condition.