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The Times-Picayune will be in Washington to track changes in Scalise's condition and any developments with the Louisiana delegation and the investigation.

"Here's a Republican that should Lose His Job, but they Gave Him a Raise", Mr. Hodgkinson wrote, including a political cartoon that portrayed Mr. Scalise speaking to a group of people clad in Ku Klux Klan hoods.

Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and was receiving care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, his office said.

"Many lives would've been lost if not for the two Capitol Hill police officers who took down the gunman, despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault", President Trump said. Hodgkinson, who had posted anti-Republican screeds - including against Scalise - was killed by law enforcement officers at the scene.

Republican House of Representatives Majority Whip Scalise was in stable condition, a statement said on Wednesday.

He's been identified by law enforcement as 66-year old James Hodgkinson from the state of IL.

Witnesses reported that James Hodgkinson, identified by authorities as the man who carried out the attack on congressmen as they practiced for an upcoming charity baseball game, was firing a rifle when the attack began.

"We need to play this baseball game, and so I'm excited that we have chose to do that", Williams said.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to the Scalise family in the hospital Wednesday night. A person who lived near the ballpark and asked not to be identified said he estimated that at least 80 to 100 rounds of ammunition was sacked.

"I am sickened by this despicable act and let me be as clear as I can be", said Sanders.

America is praying for all the victims of this bad shooting, Mr Trump said, describing it as a "very, very brutal assault". The family said, "we continue to be in disbelief that he would be part of this heinous attack".

It all happened during practice at this field for an annual charity baseball game Thursday.

"Asking you to join me in prayer for @SteveScalise, @CapitolPolice, their staff & others at the Congressional baseball game practice this AM", Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, tweeted.