A man was arrested for telling staffers to Sen. Jeff Flake that liberals will solve their Republican problem by getting "better aim," and made a reference to the shooting at a practice for the congressional baseball game last month.

Jason Samuels, Flake's communications director, told Tuscon News Now a protester was arrested on Thursday morning after making threatening statements to staffers.

"You know how liberals are going to solve the Republican problem? They are going to get better aim," he said. "That last guy tried, but he needed better aim. We will get better aim."

The protester was likely referencing last month's shooting in Alexandria, Virginia.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was wounded along with four others at baseball practice in preparation for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. Scalise remains in the intensive care unit at a Washington, D.C., hospital.

Flake, R-Ariz., was one of the first people to tend to Scalise on the field after the gunman, James Hodgkinson, had been subdued by Capitol Police.