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Paul Ryan calls for House unity in wake of shootings

15 Juin 2017

"We are united", Ryan declared. "Once again, we are all shocked in mind and soul by a mass shooting, this time, apparently, targeting Republican congressmen, and I pray to God that everybody pulls through", he said.

Republican Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and top Democrat Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco urged the House to pull together.

Both Ryan and Pelosi called for bipartisan understanding in response to the attack.

Multiple members of Congress reported receiving death threats Wednesday after a man opened fire on a team of Republicans practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game, leaving multiple people injured. Some members of Congress said that had it not been for Scalise's security detail, the shooting could have turned into a massacre.

Federal law enforcement officials identified the alleged shooter as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who died following a shootout with authorities.

President Trump, meanwhile, offered words of encouragement.

Last year, however, Democrats lost the game 8-7, ending a seven-game winning streak that mostly coincided with Richmond joining the Democratic side.

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The lawmakers stood and applauded. GOP lawmakers called off the day's votes and most hearings, including one on legislation that would relax long-standing controls on gun silencers.

"We do not shed our humanity when we enter this chamber". "Let's just slow down and reflect".

He ended his address: "Resolve to come together, to lift each other up and to show the country, to show the world that we are one house, the people's house, united in our humanity". She expressed her concern for Scalise and said she felt a special connection to him due to their common Italian heritage.

Following the horrifying shooting by a lone gunman during a congressional baseball team practice, the leaders in the House of both parties showed what it truly means to be connected as Americans. He first commended U.S. Capitol Police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner for putting their lives on the line to protect the victims. "How dare they?" Pelosi added. But not a single lawmaker was on the floor, the brown-leather benches and speakers' tables all empty.

"I was with Sen".

"You know, every day we come here to test and to challenge each other", he said. Bernie Sanders, who took to the Senate floor to condemn "this despicable act". In a statement from the White House, Trump said he and Vice President Mike Pence were "deeply saddened by this tragedy".