Rep. Brooks back at practice after 2017 shooting, daughter reflects

Rep. Brooks back at practice after 2017 shooting, daughter reflects
Rep. Mo Brooks (Source: WAFF)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - It's been almost a year since a gunman opened fire at a baseball field, attacking republican lawmakers.

Today, Mo Brooks was at the first 2018 practice. One of his daughters, Rachel Olsen, spoke out about what life is like a year later.

"It doesn't surprise me at all that my dad is out there. He's definitely not one to let things stand in his way. If there's an obstacle, he's going to overcome it. I think that represents the American people really." Olsen said. "As a people, we know bad things happen, people do bad things, but as a group we stay strong and keep moving forward despite the difficult situations."

Congressman Mo Brooks spoke to the media after today's practice.

"On the one hand, it was good to be with our comrades as we try to put together a baseball team together to compete with democrats," Congressman Brooks said. "And we raised over a million dollars for charity. That's the positive side. The little adverse side is remembering last time we were here, five of our colleagues got shot."

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As far as the official baseball game scheduled goes, Olsen said her family is considering a trip from Huntsville to the nation's capital.

"You know, we haven't decided yet if were going up," she said. "We've gone in past years and it's a lot of fun so it's definitely something we're considering."

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