Scalise, a Jefferson Parish Republican and the number three House Republican, underwent surgery at the facility earlier Wednesday for wounds sustained in a shooting, which took place at a baseball practice just outside Washington on Wednesday morning.
His appearance was shorter than his predecessor's post-shooting statements, and did not contain political overtures, as President Barack Obama's reactions often did.
Republican Congressman Steve Scalise brought his own security detail to baseball practice Wednesday, which is protocol for someone in his position.
"If they wouldn't have been there, this would have been a massacre of innocent people", Rep. Rodney Davis of IL told CNN.
GEOFF BENNETT, BYLINE: Shortly after 7 o'clock this morning, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake was taking batting practice with roughly 20 other Republican lawmakers.
The attack saw lawmakers and others scrambling from bullets at a northern Virginia park. "He's shooting back across the in field at the man with the rifle".
"Nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill police", Paul said on CNN. "It has to stop".
We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans, that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace, and that we are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good. "He's not wearing any clothes that says he's Steve Scalise".
"Not with respect to the Second Amendment", he responded. And we said that it's the Republican team. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.
A congressman from western New York, Republican Rep. Chris Collins, told Buffalo television station WKVW-TF that he would carry a firearm when he was out.
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"On a rare occasion, I would have my gun in a glove box or something", Collins told the television station. "But it's going to be in my pocket from this day forward".
It also quickly revived debate about gun rights in America.
"That's not for today's discussion", the Democrat said, but added, "it's not just about politicians. We worry about this every day for all of our citizens". "This is a very serious issue".
At the time of the shooting, the lawmakers were preparing for an annual congressional game scheduled for Thursday night.
It started with a single pop, which for a split second was not alarming to the Republican members of Congress who had gathered for a final practice before a charity baseball game with Democrats this week. President Trump said in a press conference Wednesday morning that Hodgkinson later died as a result of his injuries. "One was being treated and one was about to go into surgery".
"Things have gotten out of hand", Barletta said. "Unfortunately, it's a risky country we live in but there are things we can do to try and make it a safer place".
"When the leadership of Congress becomes more civil toward each other, maybe the public could be more civil to each other, too", Doyle said.
Scalise was among several people wounded when a rifle-wielding attacker fired on lawmakers on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, outside Washington.
The attacker was identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois, home inspector who is thought to have been in Alexandria since March, with no work, living in his white cargo van and frequenting the YMCA next to the field.
The Capitol Police jurisdiction is in the District of Columbia.
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