What the heck is going on? This is just breaking minutes ago:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 14, 2017
Breaking news, shooting at GOP baseball practice 50+ rifle shots fired. GOP Whip Steve Scalise shot. More info soon. #BreakingNews
— Sean Sullivan (@fmtalk1065) June 14, 2017
Won’t be long until the anti-gun nuts starts babbling how Republicans deserve this.
Rep. Steve Scalise (majority whip) & others shot in Alexaandria, VA. Shooter dead. At least 2 others shot. Scalise expected to recover.
— Jim True (@jimtrue48) June 14, 2017
We blame the liberal climate of hate.
— Lauren Peikoff (@laurenpeikoff) June 14, 2017
Not clear on the status of the shooter:
"Police say the suspect is in custody and Alexandria Fire officials say that there are 'various degrees of injury.'" https://t.co/uLgXVKV86f
— Steven Shepard (@POLITICO_Steve) June 14, 2017
Fox News is now reporting that Sen. Lee says the shooter was shot by Scalise's security detail and is dead.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 14, 2017
Update: If this is true, it’s clearly an assassination attempt:
Shooter was asking if it were Republicans or Democrats out on field. – Rep Desantis
— Saving Ferris (@StreetDoc_67) June 14, 2017
And the hatefest commences:
At least the Republicans are okay with everyone carrying a firearm, he won't mind.
— Gabriel Adrian Reyes (@AdrianR_Reyes) June 14, 2017
He was from the Republicans who are paid by the NRA and defend the "freedom" for everyone to have weapons. Now he died shot….
— Didier Magnien (@neingam) June 14, 2017
This from a “proud liberal”:
Yes, continue defending gun rights !!! F those republicans MAGA!! Lol
— MKaras (@mocm1174) June 14, 2017
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 14, 2017
And Trump reacts:
Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2017
Update: Clearly the GOP was atrgeted:
Text from RSC Chair Rep. Mark Walker, who was at Congressional baseball game practice: pic.twitter.com/tgUBOEzKM6
— Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) June 14, 2017
Meanwhile, national embarrassment David Frum checks in:
This is disgusting and false. Virginia has background checks. There is no "concealed carry of long guns," moron. It's a long gun. https://t.co/atcKW13wOU
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) June 14, 2017
Update: Not sure if it can get any dumber than this:
Conservatives are responsible for this. They are so hateful and they promote this gun violence.
— IncredibleMouse (@IncrediMouse) June 14, 2017