Pumping with adrenaline, the 24-year-old raced to a dugout for cover. "I$3 ran into the dugout literally running for my life".
Williams, who played baseball at TCU and professionally in the Atlanta Braves organization, has helped coach the Republican team in the annual charity game with Democrats since 2013. Then chaos. "I heard somebody say, 'He's got a gun!"
Williams dove head first to the dugout, where he was joined by Sen. "Jeff Flake took his belt off and made a tourniquet around Zack's leg to stop the bleeding". An injured Barth came barreling towards them.
Five members of the Texas delegation are listed on the team's roster: Republican representatives Joe Barton, of Ennis; Kevin Brady, of The Woodlands; Mike Conaway, of Midway and Roger Williams, of Austin and Democratic Rep. Marc Veasey, of Fort Worth. The other officer suffered a minor non-gunshot injury to his ankle.
Williams recalled that he mistook the initial gunshots for the backfiring of a auto. "And we take days on in America, not off", Williams added. They saved all of our lives.
The 911 call went out at 7:09 a.m. and the Capitol officers who responded were armed only with pistols, and "taking on a guy with a rifle from 90-120 feet away".
"I'm very blessed to be alive", Barth said, crediting the officers as well. "I probably would not be talking to y'all". Scalise was in critical condition at Medstar Hospital in Washington, D.C. Mika had undergone surgery and was expected to remain in the intensive care unit for several days.
The president said in a statement Wednesday that "the Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely".
Lawmakers on the field described Agent Bailey as having been wounded yet still returning fire on the gunman, advancing on him and - perhaps - being the one to bring him down.
As news of the shooting at the Republican practice broke, Democrats were preparing to practice too. "I held him and he held me", Williams said. Social media accounts appearing to belong to him feature a history of anti-Republican and anti-Trump posts.
Gov. Susana Martinez is touting New Mexico as the best place to live, work and raise a family, pointing to success over the past year of a California-based company that has set up shop in the state.