The leader of the Republican majority in the U.S. Congress Steve Scales, who was wounded in a shooting in Virginia, near Washington, is in critical condition.
This was reported in the press service of Washington medical center MedStar, where Scales hospitalized, noting that the Congressman had surgery, reports CNN.
Wednesday, June 14, James T. Hodgkinson III, 66, inspector of social services of Illinois, opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle during training of the baseball team of Congress, wounding of Scalise, his assistant, lobbyist and two police officers. The gunman was killed by one of the injured policemen.
On the page of Hodgkinson in the social network Facebook published photos Bernie Sanders, candidate for the U.S. presidency from the Democratic party and criticism of the current head of the White house: «trump is a traitor, he destroyed our democracy. It’s time to destroy trump and his company.»