Pat Meehan

Before baseball shooting, Pennsylvania congressmen had seen growing security concerns

Before baseball shooting, Pennsylvania congressmen had seen growing security concerns

If U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello had walked outside two minutes sooner Wednesday morning, he would have been on the baseball field at a suburban D.C. park when a man approached with a rifle.

But the Pennsylvania Republican, who represents Chester County and other parts of the 6th District, missed his ride. Costello waited outside in his uniform, tried unsuccessfully to track down another carpool and eventually headed to his office.

That meant he wasn't playing shortstop a few feet from second baseman Steve Scalise when gunfire struck Scalise, several staffers and two Capitol Police officers as the man later identified as James T. Hodgkinson unloaded his weapon across the...

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