They're tasked with protecting the members, employees, visitors and facilities of Congress, according to their website.
"Many lives would have been lost, if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault", Trump said, later adding that the officers' sacrifice "makes democracy possible".
Injured Capitol Hill Police officer David Bailey threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Congressional baseball game Thursday night.
Bailey was not shot but was treated for a minor injury and has been released from a hospital. "Had he not been, his detail wouldn't have been there", Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice.
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Steele said the once-beloved Jello pitchman and "America's Dad" even referred to himself as a "dirty old man". But District Attorney Kevin Steele said those inconsistencies were minor and little more than a distraction.
"If they wouldn't have been there, this would have been a massacre of innocent people", Rep. Rodney Davis of IL told CNN. "There would have been no stopping this guy", Sen.
At the same time, Brooks said he and others near the infield dove into the first-base dugout to hide from the shots. "As members of Congress, we are not Democrats and Republicans today; we are simply public servants".
Several Congress members declined to provide details on how broad the security detail is, citing security concerns. "If you don't have a leadership person there there would have been no security there". Barton said his son, Jack, got under an SUV. 217 Republican members of the House voted for the American Health Care Act, which repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act. "I am also grateful to the Capitol Police".
"I was looking right at him", Bishop told Detroit radio station WWJ. I look up and there's a man with a gun.
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Before James Hodgkinson left his home in Belleville, Ill., in March, he sold almost everything he owned from his businesses. Roger Williams said that one of his aides, Zack Barth, was shot but was doing well and expected to fully recover.
Still, Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., who has a permit in his home state, said, "It's going to be in my pocket from this day forward".
The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex in Alexandria, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, where Republican lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice about 7 a.m.
The USCP also collaborates with other federal agencies and local law enforcement "to increase the collection and sharing of intelligence information", according to the Capitol Police strategic plan.
But Wednesday's incident, as well as the 2011 shooting of then-Democratic Rep.
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Trump, going back to January 6, 2017 at Trump Tower in New York City, two weeks before the inauguration. The Post report cited anonymous sources who were briefed on requests made by investigators.
At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, choked up while crediting Griner and Bailey for preventing the deaths of the 25 elected officials on the field and the 15 staffers who joined them.
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