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Congressman who witnessed shooting gives emotional, harrowing retelling of baseball shooting

15 June, 2017, 02:22 | Author: Simon Thompson
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Williams, who has been the coach of the GOP team since 2013, was not shot himself, the congressman's office said.

"There was a lot of heroes today among my friends", he emphasized. "This is a game going on for over 100 years, it goes to charity and we need to play this baseball game and so I'm excited that we've made a decision to do that". Jeff Flake used his belt to make a tourniquet around Barth's leg to stop the bleeding while Rep. Here is what we know about Barth:He's a Spartan and a Longhorn Barth graduated from Stratford High School in Houston's Spring Branch ISD, and went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude in 2015 from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A.in government.

Williams recalled running and diving headfirst into the first base dugout, which was seven feet underground, along with other congressmen and staffers.

More than 50 shots were estimated to have been fired, but despite the shooting, which left the gunman dead and two other Capitol Police officers in critical condition, the Congressional Baseball game is set to proceed on June 15 as scheduled.


"We plan to have a prayer service and then play some baseball", he said.

President Donald Trump says that Rep. Steve Scalise was "badly injured" in a shooting at a congressional baseball game but says he will "fully recover". This is America, the greatest country in the world. I think we were supposed to have breakfast tomorrow.

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. This is a game that's been going on for over a hundred years. All of us agree we need to play baseball. And then he got on the ground.

Practice for the game began in late April, with players meeting every day at 6:30 a.m.to prepare for the game.

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