HUFFPOST HILL: ffs
By Eliot Nelson
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We were reminded today that most of what goes on in Washington isn’t a tragedy, just tremendously awful. It was a bad day for journalism and an even worse one for politics; if we had to choose a song to set it to, it’d be that “So You Had A Bad Day” tune you hear at CVS, ideally covered by Cannibal Corpse. And along with the victims and their families, our thoughts are with the Congressional Baseball Game’s press coordinator, who began this week thinking they’d only have to field a few calls from WaPo’s society desk. Hang in there, press person. This is HUFFPOST HILL for ― Thank God it’s Friday, amirite ― Wednesday, June 13th, 2017:
SCALISE SHOT – Hayley Miller and Alana Horowitz Satlin: “A gunman opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers practicing for a congressional baseball game at around 7 a.m. Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, hitting House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas). Scalise was shot in the hip, his office said in a statement. He has undergone surgery at the nearby Medstar Washington Hospital Center and is in critical condition, the hospital tweeted. Scalise was ‘in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone’ ahead of the surgery, his office said. Zachary Barth, a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), was also hit, Williams said. Two U.S. Capitol Police officers were also injured, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said. They are in stable condition, according to Chief Matthew R. Verderosa. Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tyson Foods’ Washington, D.C., office, was also among those shot. ‘He […]