Rand Paul: Congressional Republican Baseball Shooting Could Have Been A "Massacre"

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Sen. Rand Paul, who was on scene at the Republican baseball practice shooting, tells Morning Joe what happened. Paul said if not for Capitol Police security it would have been a "massacre."

"If he's got several hundred bullets and we had no weapons and no place to hide. So if he would have advanced on the rest of us, there would have been no chance," Paul said of the shooter.

"Had they not been there, it would have been a massacre," Paul said of the Capitol Police.

"We were picked up by a car driving by that had a Congressional staffer who they knew," Paul said of the shooting at the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. "We jumped in the car and left the scene at that point. The Capitol Hill police, from my understanding is, like I say, incredibly brave and probably saved the lives of everybody there. Had they not been there, it would have been a massacre. And because there is no escaping a guy with -- if he's got several hundred bullets and we had no weapons and no place to hide. So if he would have advanced on the rest of us, there would have been no chance. The only chance we had was that the shots were returned by the Capitol Hill police. From what I understand they both were shot. I hope they are okay."

"What I understand, they both were shot. I hope they are okay," Paul, a doctor, said.

Photo from the scene with baseball caps on the field:


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