Early Wednesday morning, a man in his mid-60s opened fire on the Republican team who was preparing for the Congressional baseball game. Majority Whip Steve Scalise was injured during the ordeal and remains in critical condition. The gunman succumbed to his injuries and was the only person who was killed during the ordeal.
One of Rep. Roger Williams’ Legislative Correspondents, Zack Barth, was shot and injured during the incident. But Barth did something most wouldn’t: he fought and proved that bravery does exist.
He sought help by utilizing technology.
According to Rep. Williams, even though Barth was shot, he continued to text people to let them know the Republican team was under attack.
“All the time he was bleeding, under fire, he was texting, letting people know we were under fire, and we needed help,” Williams said.
He wasn’t phased by being shot.
When Rep. Williams informed Barth that he had been shot, he said it was “no big deal.”
Mo Brooks says he told staffer Zach Barth he'd shot. Barth's reply:
"He said, 'Oh it's no big deal'"
— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) June 15, 2017
He was nonchalant about the ordeal.
Barth took to Facebook to let his friends, family, and colleagues know that he had been shot. His wording of the incident made it seem like it was no big ordeal.
Barth has since been released from the hospital.
According to Barth’s LinkedIn account, he has been a member of Williams’ staff since September. He previously worked for Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) and interned for the Jeb Bush campaign.