The Kentucky senator praised the courage and quick response of police officers to the Alexandria shooting.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said that if it had not been for the bravery of Capitol police during the shooting in Alexandria, “it would have been a massacre” in an appearance on CNN on Wednesday.
“I think, with absolute certainty, nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill police,” Paul said. “They saved everybody’s life, incredibly brave and deserve everyone’s praise.”
Paul said that Capitol police were wounded, but still acted to protect everyone in attendence.
“It was a killing field,” Paul commented, describing the status of the baseball field.
“Had the Capitol Hill police not been there to prevent the advance of the gunmen, as terrible as it is, it could have been a lot worse,” he added.
Paul also praised the tradition of the congressional baseball game and called an attack on the bipartisan celebration “sick and sad.”
“It’s really one of the best things we do. It’s a bipartisan game. I’ve gotten to know many Democrats through this game. We joke around. It’s collegial. It’s for charity.”
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