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Sanders: ‘We’ve got to stop the violence’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued a statement about the shooting:

“Our prayers go out for a full recovery of Rep. Scalise, the congressional aides and police officers who were injured. We’ve got to stop the violence.”

An acquaintance of James T. Hodgkinson III, who has been identified by law enforcement officials as the shooter, said they met while campaigning for Sanders.

Shooting at GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia: The latest
(Peter Jamsion/The Washington Post)
(Peter Jamsion/The Washington Post)

Shots were fired in Alexandria, Va., this morning at a Republican congressional baseball practice. The latest as we learn it.