According to NBC News reporter Alex Jones, Rep. Mark Walker has asserted that the gunman that shot Rep. Steve Scalise was “there to kill as many Republicans as possible.” NBC News colleague Hallie Jackson tweeted:
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) June 14, 2017
Official reports have not yet emerged, and details surrounding both the assailant and his motivation is sure to make news. Earlier today, Senator Rand Paul told CNN New Day that he had also heard that was also politically motivated.
This story is still fluid and developing. We will update as details emerge.