Congressman Steve Scalise was shot this morning in a politically motivated “targeted attack” by a leftist who deliberately sought out Republicans.
The shooting took place during a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team in Alexandria, Virginia. The suspect was shot by Scalise’s security detail and is now in custody. Other reports say he was killed.
“He had a rifle that was clearly meant for the job of taking people out, multiple casualties, and he had several rounds and magazines that he kept unloading and reloading,” said Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop.
“Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership as the majority whip, appeared to have been shot in the hip and it appeared two Capitol Hill police agents were shot, according to Rep. Mo Brooks,” reports CNN.
According to CNN analyst Rebecca Berg, the gunman had a conversation with Rep. Jeff Duncan before the shooting began in which he asked, “Are those Republicans or Democrats out there practicing?”
According to RSC Chair Rep. Mark Walker, who was at the scene, the gunman, “Was there to kill as many Republican members as possible.”
This strongly suggests that the shooting was a terrorist attack carried out by an anti-Trump leftist.
“I think we’re lucky that Scalise was there because this was his security detail, without them it would have been a massacre,” said Senator Rand Paul, who was at the scene when the shooting happened.
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