GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting

  • GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting

GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting

Senator Todd Young issued the following statement on this morning's attack at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game for charity.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who was at the park during the shooting, said, "These guys were real heroes, and I think without them everybody probably would have been killed".

"We are, as ever, awed by the tremendous bravery of the Capitol Police", House Speaker Paul Ryan said.

Many credit quick-acting U.S. Capitol Police for saving lives during the shooting, while closer to home, state representative Grove also recognizes the safety efforts of Pennsylvania's own Capitol Police. "Thinking of my colleagues, Capitol Police officers, & all involved in this horrific incident".

Bailey, 32, has been with the Capitol Police since April 2008.

How big is their jurisdiction? All were part of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's security detail.

Former Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine told the Baltimore Sun that Griner followed her training and called her a hard worker, two traits she had developed on the basketball court, a former teammate said, according to

The officers were on hand due to the presence of Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, a senior House member and Republican leader who was wounded in the attack.

"We've got to realize that we're in this together", Rice said.

Kinzinger said he attended a meeting with Republicans and Democrats after the shooting, where everyone held hands and prayed. "As you know, that kind of distance heavily favors the rifle".

It said he previously worked for Reps.

"I could have easily been there", the Channahon Republican said during a teleconference Wednesday afternoon with media. "Both the capitol hill policemen were shot and yet one of them I'm told even being shot in the end was still protecting Scalise in the end", said Sen.

"We're going to do a couple other things and deploy other measures that I can't necessarily talk about, because I have to maintain the integrity of our security measures", Thompson added. "I have always known them to be heroic & they proved it today", Guthrie tweeted.

What events are Capitol Police required to work?

Those same members of Congress will be asked this summer to approve a multimillion dollar budget boost for U.S. Capitol Police.

Several Congress members declined to provide details on how broad the security detail is, citing security concerns. It grew and expanded over the years, doubling in size - to more than 1,700 officers - after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.

Griner and Special Agent David Bailey engaged the gunman and shot him dead. Roger Williams (R-Texas). He praised the two officers who fired back at the gunman.

"Today, we say prayers for the victims", Fulcher said.