National politicians at play were shot at by some nut with a gun
(I can say that ... I am a gun nut, so it's like blacks can use the N-word between each other. Otherwise, it would be a Hate Crime.)Reports are still coming in, but most correspondents seem to agree that at least one politician was shot in the
On June 14, 2017, in Alexandria, Virginia, James T. Hodgkinson of Illinois attempted to assassinate several Republican members of Congress and their staffers, who were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game scheduled for the next day. A ten-minute shootout ensued between Hodgkinson and officers from the Capitol Police and Alexandria Police. Hodgkinson shot five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and the two Capitol Police officers assigned to protect him; one of the officers shot Hodgkinson, who later died from his wounds. Authorities have not commented on Hodgkinson's motivation.
Scalise is the first sitting member of Congress to be shot since Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011.
Think of the calamity which would befall our country if sitting Congressmen were unable to sit for days ... weeks ... MONTHS. They would be unable to pass any more laws which only they can understand (because they are obviously smarter than the people that voted for them!)
Pelosi on Shooting: 'On Days Like Today, There are no Democrats or Republicans' - Breitbart:
But it was Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) whose Twitter comment accompanying her official statement set the tone for the California delegation: “On days like today, there are no Democrats or Republicans, only Americans united in our thoughts for the wounded.” She also stated: “This morning, the U.S. Congress suffered a despicable and cowardly attack. My thoughts and prayers are with Whip Steve Scalise and the others wounded, Capitol Police and staff, and their families. “We are profoundly grateful for the heroism of the Capitol Police, whose bravery under fire undoubtedly saved countless lives. On days like today, there are no Democrats or Republicans, only Americans united in our hopes and prayers for the wounded.”Nancy ("The Thing That Goes UP!") Pelosi should be grateful; if she were shot in the
On the other hand, she wouldn't be caught dead on a baseball diamond.
(Sorry ... entirely inappropriate choice of words considering the circumstances.)
No word yet on whether President Whats-his-name will declared a national day of mourning.
Governer Terry McAykuffe blames "Too Many Guns In America", adding "We lose 93 million Americans a Day due to Gun Violence"
(In the immortal words of that great politicians, Ronald Reagan: I think he may have "miss-spoke" himself.)