in the vicinityVideoTwo years after Scalise shooting, Rep. Wenstrup thinks, comes to a team-mate help
As legislators prepare to take the field for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, the Ohio Republican Brad Wenstrup looks back on the shooting, which shook Capitol Hill and the country.
Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a former combat surgeon, rushed to Rep. Steve Scalise’s help, when he was shot two years ago, said miracle took place on the field, stopped the attack is even worse.
Wenstrup on Fox & Friends said “” on Wednesday that he has severe wounds to his military surgeons to analyze the training immediately, from Scalise, when the Louisiana Republican was shot, a left-wing activist during practice for the Congressional Baseball game in 2017.
“I pulled down his pants, this was my military combat experience, instincts, in order for the wound,” Winstrup said. “If I don’t see an exit wound in the leg, I knew it went up, and that he recognized himself in much deeper trouble than people.”
In an earlier interview, Scalise said that to protect Wenstrup, the quick thinking and the application of a tourniquet that saved his life, in addition to the tireless efforts of the officers that were assigned to him on this day.
Scalise is still struggling with issues of mobility and uses crutches, but he played in the Congressional Baseball game last year and will do the same, in addition to Wenstrup on Wednesday evening.
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“I was lucky, God put me in the position to help him,” said Wenstrup.
He also said a correspondent Carley Shimkus that he later had a conversation with the caretaker of the baseball field, where the shooting took place in Alexandria, Virginia. The house master had not have told him that he has to lock in the rule, the gate on the third base side, but for some reason, he decided to lock it, make it the night before the attack.
Wenstrup, the shooter said to Stand at the third base gate for two months to plan the attack.
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“If he had been able to go, we would have been in much bigger trouble,” he said. “That the first shot missed, [Rep.] Trent Kelly at third base, it hit a link in the fence. He would have no reason to fear that link in the fence, if this man had the only goal of the night before locked.”
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Wenstrup said, adding that he did not think, “anyone can have treated,” the consequences of the attack in the way Scalise, and added that some of his best moments in the Congress were witnesses of his colleague’s recovery.