“The Killing Field”: Heroic Capitol Police Stop Hodgkinson’s  Massacre Plan

“The Killing Field”: Heroic Capitol Police Stop Hodgkinson’s Massacre Plan

The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here (security detail traveling with Scalise) had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover. We were inside the backstop and if we didn’t have that cover by a brave person who stood up and took a shot themselves, we would not have gotten out of there and every one of us would have been hit — every single one of us. He was coming around the fence line and he was looking for all of us who had found cover in different spots. But if we didn’t have return fire right there, he would have come up to each one of us and shot us point-blank.”  –Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop They were sitting ducks!  Sen. Rand Paul said, “I can tell you, that I think with absolute certainty, nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill Police. They saved everybody’s life. Incredibly brave and deserve everyone’s praise, because, with this guy, who knows what his — how heavily armed he was, but nobody else had a weapon. So, he was just killing everyone — he would have … [The Capitol Police] deserve our gratitude for saving — it would have been a massacre without them.”  Witnesses described the harrowing scene. The rifle-armed gunman, James T. Hodgkinson appeared to have been deliberately targeting Republicans. In fact, Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., told Fox News that as he was walking to his car, a man (Hodgkinson) approached him and asked if it was Republicans or Democrats practicing on the...