Steve Scalise still 'critical ... but has improved,' hospital says

Pauline Gross
June 19, 2017

Scalise had a third surgery on Thursday morning and was listed in critical condition.

Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point".

The cable news network was immediately inundated with Twitter users enraged that the "news" network whitewashed history by removing the fact that the image depicted both the Democrat and the Republican teams kneeling in prayer. The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with family.

LSU officials say the university sent t-shirts, hats, towels, and other items for congressional members to wear for the game to show support for Scalise.

Dr Jack Sava described how a bullet from an assault rifle entered Mr Scalise's hip and went through his pelvis, shattering blood vessels, bones and internal organs.

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Capitol Police officers in Scalise's security detail returned fire, and Hodgkinson later died from his wounds.

President Donald Trump said Thursday that wounded GOP Congressman Steve Scalise is "in some trouble" but "he's going to be OK, we hope", offering that assessment as a shaken U.S. House gaveled back into session a day after the shooting of Scalise and others at a baseball field.

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When the members of the Republican team were announced at Nationals Park, mention of Scalise's named drew a standing ovation from the areas designated for Republican, Democrat and nonpartisan fans alike.

Trump says, "Steve is our friend, he's a patriot and he's a true fighter".

The shooting at a republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia is hitting a southern IL congressman hard.

Members of both parties said they needed to soften rhetorical attacks on each other, if only to set a better example for a public that seems increasingly divided into hostile political camps. A congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was shot in the leg; he was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon, the Post reports.

Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner also remains at the MedStar Washington hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to her ankle, but is in "good condition and good spirits" the hospital said. Every year, with a few interruptions, Senate and House members of each party solidify friendships off the floor and on the field. More than 20,000 tickets to the baseball game had been sold by 4 p.m. Thursday, raising more than $1 million for underprivileged youth in Washington, D.C., according to Roll Call.

A former congressman who formerly held the seat now held by Scalise says his condition is serious.

"In Washington we have our disagreements, but we all agree that we are here to serve this nation we love, and the people who call it home", President Trump said in a video address to the crowd.

The congressional baseball game was first played in 1909 - organized by John Tener, a Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania who had also played professional baseball - but it did not become an annual affair until 1962, having been interrupted during the Great Depression and World War II. "It was never off my mind when I ran out there. the reason I was going to second base was Steve Scalise, my colleague, was fighting for his life in the hospital right now".

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