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Unpaid Capitol Hill police respond to shooting, claims MSNBC's Tamron Hall

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After shots reportedly were fired on Capitol Hill on Thursday, MSNBC's Tamron Hall quickly shifted coverage gears to follow the incident.

During the report, Hall noted that the Capitol Police who were responding to the incident were not getting their paychecks, blaming the government shutdown.

"We know that the Capitol Police, for example, have been on duty, despite the fact they are impacted by the shutdown, meaning they're not getting their paychecks," Hall said while speaking with a member of Congress on the air.

"The security, is it fair to describe it as usual — despite what's going on with the shutdown?"

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