• News
  • U.S.

Texas congressmen react to shooting at practice for charity Congressional Baseball Game

Texas congressmen react to shooting at practice for charity Congressional Baseball Game

Williams was among a number of Republican members of Congress and their staffers who were practicing baseball at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning when a gunman open fired, injuring several people.

Five members of the Texas delegation are listed on the team's roster: Republican representatives Joe Barton, of Ennis; Kevin Brady, of The Woodlands; Mike Conaway, of Midway and Roger Williams, of Austin and Democratic Rep. Marc Veasey, of Fort Worth.

Zack was shot along with Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and two Capitol police officers.

Bleeding from his leg, he said he ran as fast as he could and jumped into the first base dugout with Rep. Williams and they took cover. Two Capitol police officers and a lobbyist were also shot.

Managers for the teams said they are taking security precautions for the players and those in the audience for the game.

"The people around here, on both sides of the aisle- we've got a great community up on Capitol Hill, and everyone is lifting me up", he said.

When asked if campaign funds should be allocated for more protection for members of Congress, Williams said it was idea worth looking at.




In a message to KHOU 11, Barth's father stated "We don't have any comment except to say that Zack is going to be fine".

An avid sports fan, Mr. Scalise has also routinely been part of the annual congressional baseball game, which is still slated to take place on Thursday in the wake of the attack.

'There will be those who will talk about what's wrong with America but in this case, with officers Griner and Bailey, we saw what's right with America, ' he said. Brooks stripped his belt off and the men used it as a tourniquet on Barth's leg, Williams said.

"If we don't play this baseball game and we go home, then they win so that is the reason. We are going to play baseball tomorrow".

Weatherford-area Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas, 25) choked back his emotions as he recounted the situation. He said Barth, a Houston native and recent graduate of the University of Texas, was treated and released from the hospital and was on his way to a full recovery.

In a statement, the Capitol Police say, "Out of an abundance of caution, the USCP has deployed a robust police presence throughout the Capitol Complex". They saved all of our lives.

Williams said he "literally dove" into the seven-foot-deep dugout next to the field.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • Morata's agent: Manchester United move rests with Real Madrid

    Morata's agent: Manchester United move rests with Real Madrid

    Starsport understands they're set to lose Alvaro Morata , with the Manchester United target keen to get game time elsewhere. Quite simply, Real Madrid considered Milan's offer to be unsatisfactory".
    Stunning report: Massive US disease outbreak in dogs

    Stunning report: Massive US disease outbreak in dogs

    The Texas A&M lab confirmed the strain of influenza as H3N2, the same one identified in a recent outbreak in Florida and Georgia . Dog flu has surfaced in SC , and the Charleston Animal Society is urging dog owners to watch for any signs of flu in their pets.
    NSCN (K) chief SS Khaplang passes away at 77 in Myanmar

    NSCN (K) chief SS Khaplang passes away at 77 in Myanmar

    The minister said about Khaplang death that, he was the heart and soul of the rebel group and the organisation will be suffered without him.
  • Stormont at risk from DUP pact, says Kenny

    Stormont at risk from DUP pact, says Kenny

    She also apologised to colleagues who had "contributed so much to our country" and "didn't deserve to lose their seats". Instead, she has left Britain's position in disarray, days before the divorce negotiations are due to start on June 19.
    Haley: Trump believes 'climate is changing'

    Haley: Trump believes 'climate is changing'

    And that's even after Trump decided the US should no longer participate in an worldwide agreement seeking to curb global warming. In addition, the EPA director said the president is still committed to work internationally on combating climate change.
    Deaf singer wows crowd, judges on 'America's Got Talent'

    Deaf singer wows crowd, judges on 'America's Got Talent'

    But she still continues to sing today using muscle memory, visual tuners, and trusting in her own pitch. But that didn't stop the musician from pursuing her dream to be a singer.
  • Jury re-watches 2 key videos in police shooting of motorist

    The police video begins in silence as Yanez followed a white Oldsmobile auto driven by Castile on a wide, lightly-traveled road. The jury is expected to begin considering the case later Monday after just five days of testimony, evidence and arguments.

    Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears monument

    A final review is planned for later this year, and the public comment period for Bears Ears has been extended through July 10th. He also is calling on Congress to give Native American tribes more say in how the new monument is managed.

    British police name third London Bridge attacker as Youssef Zaghba

    Scotland Yard has named the other two terrorists involved in the London Bridge attack as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane . The fact that Butt was known to authorities before to the attacks has called into question Prime Minister Theresa May's record.
  • Search for escaped inmates expanding as it enters 3rd day

    He said investigators believe Rowe and DuBose ransacked a home in Madison, Morgan County, Ga. around 10 or 11 a.m. But nothing solid so far, officials said. "My biggest worry is they're going to kill somebody else", Sills said.
    Senate heads toward showdown vote on Saudi weapons sale

    Senate heads toward showdown vote on Saudi weapons sale

    The vote was as expected far closer than previous ones on previous arms deals, failing with just a 47-53 margin. The bipartisan effort to block Trump's arms deal is lead by Sens.

    Top Intelligence Officials Mum on Interactions With President

    The deputy attorney general then held a two closed-door briefings about his actions for lawmakers - some of whom were impressed and others who wanted to know much more .
  • Crude Oil Prices Fall Sharply, Very Negative Reaction To Inventories Data

    In addition, USA crude stockpiles fell by 1.7 million barrels, less than the expected decline of 2.7 million barrels. At 511.5 million barrels, US inventories remain in the upper half of the average range for this time of year.

    Cosby accuser to resume testimony in sex assault trial

    Pulliam has defended him in the past and in an interview with Access Hollywood , she told the public to hold their judgment. Los Angeles lawyer Angela Agrusa has spent a painstaking hour going over Andrea Constand's old phone records.

    Sailing-Oracle Team USA get America's Cup headstart with New Zealand win

    Flying into the top mark on port at speed, Burling managed to cross the Americans who were on starboard and briefly took the lead. The New Zealand team will be looking to bounce back quickly from yesterday's demoralising loss to Team USA.
  • Ramadan toll shows Islamic State in pitched recruiting race

    Ramadan toll shows Islamic State in pitched recruiting race

    President Donald Trump is fond of using tweeter to share his opinions but he is yet to reply to Khamenei's tweets. Tehran also blamed Saudi Arabia for a terrorist attack in the city last week during which 17 people were killed.

    Trial of Minnesota police officer heads to jury

    Castile told the officer he had a gun but failed to tell him that he had a permit to carry it, Gray explained to jurors. After the shooting, the Facebook Live video showed Yanez keeping his gun aimed at Castile while he waited for backup.
    4-year-old dies of 'dry drowning' days after swimming trip

    4-year-old dies of 'dry drowning' days after swimming trip

    Grover said dry drowning is rare, but it's best to be overcautious since dry drownings are risky when they do occur. A silver lining has appeared in the death of a 4-year-old boy who died of dry drowning days after he went swimming.

Breaking News



Recommended

PM Modi, Pak PM Sharif exchange greetings at Kazakhstan's Astana Opera

India plans outreach to SCO through International North-South Transportation Corridor and linking that with intra-Central Asian corridors .

Hyundai Motor plays catch up with new subcompact SUV

On the infotainment side, the Kona will come wired for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, displayed onto a 5-, 7-, or 8-inch screen. When the Kona goes on sale in the USA next year it will join one of the fastest-growing and crucial segments in the industry.

U.S. to host PM Modi later this month: State Department

Apart from ways to enhance trade and business cooperation, the two leaders are also expected to discuss defence ties. It is likely that he would meet the United States President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the mega event.

Donald Trump Finally Supports NATO Defense Agreement With US Allies

Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the committee, both said Thursday they believed Comey's account of the events. He added: "Oh you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry".

Smarter Siri and More Updates Arriving with iOS 11

Other than that, if the iPhone's system detects the car's moving speed using the Wi-Fi antenna, the feature will be switched on. The use of such a technology would be instrumental in saving lives lost due to distracted driving.

Scottish Episcopal Church votes to allow equal marriage

The vote means that the Church's canon law will be changed - to remove the definition that marriage is between a man and a woman. Speaking about the vote, a spokesperson for the Church of England said it was "a matter for the Scottish Episcopal Church".

Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Rice shooting

Garmback and Loehmann were both on administrative duty when they were notified of the disciplinary measures Tuesday morning. Two officers were disciplined in 2015 for failing to thoroughly check Loehmann's personnel file before he was hired.

Moderate drinking can harm brain, study says

Rimm wondered whether there were so few abstainers in the study because, after 30 years, they hadn't lived as long as the others. Compared with people who did not drink, people who drank moderately showed a three times higher risk of hippocampal atrophy .

French Open results Day 9: Simona Halep charges into quarter-finals

Halep has beaten Pliskova four times in six outings, most recently in the last 16 of last year's Canadian Masters. Svitolina said she had panicked after experiencing shooting pain in her back 30 minutes before the match.

PlayStation Plus Free Games For June 2017 Presented

It's a co-op zombie horde mode shooter filled with tons of upgradeable weapons and tools to take down waves and waves of zombies. Of course, if you change the past, there will be some pretty serious repercussions that will change the present and future.