Steve Scalise Still in Critical Condition But Improving, Doctors Say

Posted June 17, 2017

But at a news conference, Pelosi bristled at comments made by a few Republicans and conservative activists who blamed heated Democratic rhetoric for the incident.

Democrat Cedric Richmond, a fellow Louisiana congressman, said with many others that Mr Scalise is a fighter.

"So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you", Trump added.

"We have controlled the internal bleeding and his vital signs have stabilized", said Dr. Jack Sava, director of trauma at Washington MedStar Hospital Center, briefing reporters. The hospital planned to hold a briefing on his condition later in the day Friday.

Rep. Steve Scalise is still in critical condition, but his health is improving, the Congressman's surgeon said two days after Scalise was shot at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game. I visited Steve and his family at the hospital last night, and I reassured them that the entire country is pulling for them, praying for them, and that we are here for them every single step of the way.

The players planned to wear some Louisiana State University gear in honor of Scalise, a graduate of the school. Yet, despite being the clear winners, the Democrats gave their trophy to the Republicans, asking them to place it in Scalise's hospital room. After accepting it gracefully, Barton cracked, "Next year we won't be so nice".

The shot fired at Scalise left perhaps hundreds of bullet fragments internally, many of which may never be removed because surgery might be more risky than leaving them in place, Sava said.

He was fielding balls at second base when he was hit in the hip, and sustained grievous injuries as the bullet travelled through his pelvis and injured internal organs.

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Mo Brooks described the "trail of blood" he saw on the baseball field as Scalise and staffers tried to crawl off the field. Initial reports said that as many as 50 shots had been fired, but Flake said, "50 would be an understatement".

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Hodgkinson, from IL, died in hospital of gunshot wounds sustained in a gun battle with Capitol Hill police.

Hodgkinson died after being shot by police.

A number of social media users were quick to seize upon the opportunity to call out Trump, Pence and Scalise - who remains in critical condition - for their lack of support for LGBTQ rights.

The gunman, from Belleville, Illinois, was a home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park.

Investigators studying Wednesday's attack at a suburban Virginia park said Thursday that shooter James Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers.

For those who aren't familiar with this annual event, it's when congressional Democrats and Republicans get together to play each other in an exhibition game that raises money for different Washington, D.C. charities.

Townhall's thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Scalise, Matt Mika, Zach Barth, and Agents Bailey and Griner as they continue to heal. On Friday, Bailey was spotted back in the Capitol building, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.

Some have suggested using federal funds to provide security cameras in their offices, while others spoke of a need for protection when groups of them appear in public.