Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

Terrell Bush
June 19, 2017

He's been undergoing repeat surgeries. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers". "We love you." Lewis led a House floor Democratic sit-in a year ago when Republicans refused to consider gun control legislation. The wound shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding.

Trump on Thursday reiterated his call for unity in the aftermath of the shooting in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia. "The congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time".

They played their annual congressional ballgame for charity before a record crowd of 25,000 on Thursday night.

House Republicans met privately earlier to discuss the shootings, pray and sign oversized cards for the wounded.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said in a brief interview that Democrats would be reminded of "positions they've taken in the past that are not consistent with their voice for bipartisanship today".

Democrats won in an 11-2 blowout.

Dr. Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, said this afternoon that Scalise had "sustained a single rifle wound that entered in the area of the left hip".

Though Scalise was conscious at the scene after he was shot and his office said he talked to his wife before his first surgery, he was in shock by the time he arrived at the hospital, according to Sava.

Mika, a MI native, was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia.

Bailey gave a good-natured shrug as the stadium applauded. He died after officers in Scalise's security detail fired back at him. His condition has been updated from critical to stable.

Following a day that saw most congressional business canceled, the House approved legislation offering health insurance tax credits to some veterans while committees pondered subjects from federal land management to cybersecurity.

The senior Republican suffered extensive injuries and was in critical condition on Wednesday night.

Two other victims are also recovering.

Trump ends his remarks with, "Ladies and gentlemen, let's play ball".

The wife of the gunman who wounded a Republican congressman and several others says her husband went to Washington because he wanted to work with people on changing tax brackets.

The FBI says the shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, was killed by police. But she says he sold items from his business and told her he was going to Washington.

"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", Trump said.

She also says she didn't want to discuss her husband's politics.

Officials said Hodgkinson was carrying notes on which he had written the names of some Republican lawmakers.

The driver was arrested for failure to obey an order and assault with a unsafe weapon.

The House used a voice vote Thursday to approve a resolution lauding the Capitol Police for protecting lawmakers and stating that "violence has no place" in society.

Hodgkinson's social media postings included anti-conservative rants.

On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified the guns found at the scene of the shooting as a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62-caliber rifle.

Democrat Cedric Richmond, a fellow Louisiana congressman, said as many others did that Scalise is a fighter. The others wounded were a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist. Hodgkinson had arrests in his background but showed required firearms licenses to an IL deputy who confronted him about shooting a cornfield last spring.

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