Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill. showed a piece of shrapnel that was “left with him” after the horrific shooting in their baseball practice on Wednesday. Davis said the shrapnel is a terrifying reminder of what can happen when political rhetoric becomes too heated.
Davis said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday” that: “I was cleaning out my baseball bag the day after the shooting, after we played our congressional baseball game for charity, and as I pulled something out from the area where you store your bats, I saw something drop on the ground. “
Davis then held up a piece of shrapnel "from a madman who came to politically kill innocent people." He also added: "This is the reminder that all of us have that we have to take a step back in this country, we have to tone down this rhetoric and we've got to come together as a nation, as Americans, and say enough is enough.”
Davis then urged Americans on both sides to the aisle to stand up "to the hate on both sides" because it can lead to people being killed.
Four people were shot Wednesday when a gunman opened fire in Alexandria, Va. where Republican lawmakers are conducting their baseball practice. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is still in the hospital recovering from his gunshot wounds. His condition has improved from critical to serious, at least signaling recovery.