GOP rep: ‘Act of God’ that shooter’s aim was off

Greg Nash

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) is calling it an “act of God” that the shooter who opened fire at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning in Virginia did not have better aim.

“It had to have been an act of God to throw his marksmanship off because the members were sitting ducks out there,” Johnson, who was at the baseball practice, said during an interview on Fox News.

“Many of them were stationary when the shooting started. But he saw many of those members jump into that first base dugout, and that is why he started working his way around behind the fence.” 

{mosads}The shooting Wednesday at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., wounded five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).

Scalise remained in critical condition Wednesday night.

After the shooting, President Trump called for Americans to come together.

“We may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember everyone who serves in our nation’s capital is here because, above all, they love our country,” Trump said in a statement delivered from the Diplomatic Room of the White House.

“We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans, that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace and we are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good.”
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