Rep. DesJarlais' Name Found On Gunman's List In Congressional Shooting

Posted at 12:28 PM, Jun 19, 2017

Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ name was on a note found with the gunman who opened fire during practice for the Congressional Baseball Game last week. 

DesJarlais’ office confirmed Monday that his name was on the gunman’s list, along with the names of five other congressmen.

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DesJarlais later released the following statement: 

"Members of Congress frequently receive threats and security alerts. There are a number of plans to ensure that we, our staff and our constituents stay safe, and those plans will evolve based on recent events. However, violent political rhetoric remains a big problem. Celebrities are staging mock assassinations of the President. Mainstream media outlets feed the hysteria, surely a factor in the latest attack on Republicans. Americans elected us to improve the economy and health care, but some people are taking 'massive resistance' to a dangerous extreme."

Rep. Steve Scalise, a member of the Republican baseball team, was hospitalized after James Hodgkinson opened fire while Republican members of Congress were practicing ahead of the annual charity baseball game.

A congressional staffer, a lobbyist and two members of the Capitol police force were also injured.

Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old of Belleville, Illinois, died following a shootout with authorities.

*CNN contributed to this story.