DeSantis said he didn't realize the connection until later, when heard the news of the shooting, and alerted the police.
New York's Conservative Party blamed this morning's shooting of House Majority Whip Stephen Scalise on partisan media and anti-Republican "hate".
Desantis, who represents Florida's 6th district, says he had a "very strange" encounter in the parking lot with someone who wanted to know if they were "Republicans" or "Democrats" playing baseball.
DeSantis, a military veteran, said that experience helped him take notice of the man who approached his auto asking about political affiliation. "It was a little odd".
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And something that would have an immediate - and negative - effect on the way reporters interact with elected officials. He told Politico's Burgess Everett , "of all the problems in America, [reporters] are pretty down the list".
I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign.
While appearing on "Fox and Friends" Desantis described the unusual encounter that occurred minutes before the incident. President Trump said Scalise "was badly wounded and is now in stable condition". DeSantis then left with a colleague before the attack.
Another Republican lawmaker left a few minutes before the shooting. "We just said a prayer for our colleagues and are holding to leave Dem baseball practice". "I said, 'Paul, is everything OK?' And he said, 'It's all blurry right now, I'm trying to get my head wrapped round it'".
"We are all kind of on pins and needles, hoping these guys pull through".
"It's not a secret that we're there", Rooney said.
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Cosby, who has said he does not plan to testify, repeatedly lowered and shook his head as she spoke. Gianna Constand told the jury that she was distraught to learn what Cosby had done to her daughter.
Scalise has a security detail. The shooter was taken down by the wounded officers and taken into custody.
Rooney said a black SUV with at least two officers in it regularly parks to block a gate on the first base side of the practice field. He said that the encounter was odd enough to bring it to authorities' attention. So, I ... and I was actually at third base he was at short.
The annual congressional game is a long-running bipartisan tradition. DeSantis played on a Florida team in the Little League World Series and at Yale.
Washington in shock: Read reaction from members of Congress and others on Capitol Hill. Matt Gaetz and Dennis Ross, also play on the Republican team but did not attend Wednesday's practice.
Rep. Barry Loudermilk is the only Georgia official listed on Republicans' congressional baseball roster this year.
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It called for no more time behind bars for the director after he spent 42 days in a prison undergoing a diagnostic screening. He was unable to up his 2002 best director Oscar for The Pianist because he feared arrest if he returned to the US.
He said it's becoming increasingly hard to tell who's just emotional and who's "emotionally deranged".