Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition is Upgraded, Watched Baseball Game

Angie Massey
June 20, 2017

He said it is now hard to predict how long Scalise will need to remain in the hospital but they should have a better idea of that in the coming days. Hodgkinson died after being wounded by return fire.

Scalise was shot during a practice of the Republican baseball team in preparation for a traditional charity game between both parties in Congress.

They said that his "risk of death" has substantially lowered than when he arrived at the hospital. The doctor described how a bullet from an assault rifle entered Scalise's hip and traversed his pelvis, shattering blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way.

A Republican supporter holds up a sign supporting House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) before the Democrats and Republicans face off in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017.

A clearer picture of Hodgkinson has emerged since the shooting, a staunch GOP opponent and Bernie Sanders supporter who was very active on social media to display those sentiments. He said that he would estimate there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, and that he did not forsee any attempts to locate and remove them all.

Sava also said Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, who was also transported to the MedStar facility is now, "in good condition and she's in good spirits".

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Hospital officials said it is hard to predict how long the congressman will be in the hospital, but that he is expected to be able to walk and hopefully run after a period of rehabilitation.

Even with the progress over the last two days, though, Sava said Scalise will remain in the hospital for the near future.

Trump also adds, as he's said previously, that Scalise is "having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought" following the shooting Wednesday.

Ms Griner remains in hospitali at MedStar after being shot in the ankle and Mr B ailey was spotted on Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.

Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot in the chest at the baseball practice.

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