The shooting of House Majority whip Steve Scalise during a congressional baseball practice today is still a developing and fluid story. Not much is known about the assailant yet other than eyewitness accounts that he was a white male who was described as roughly 40 to 50 years of age. No motivation has yet been suggested until Senator Rand Paul, who was he, himself, a participant in the practice, called into New Day on CNN.
Co-host Alisyn Camerota asked Mr. Paul if he had the feeling that the assailant knew that he was attacking lawmakers, to which Paul replied “I can’t verify everything, but I think there is some saying they may have heard that it was politically motivated.”
There have been unverified accounts that the shooter asked if the participants were Republicans or Democrats, though it appears that the event was a bipartisan activity.
Watch the clip above, courtesy of CNN.
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