Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Scalise Still in Critical Condition, Improving After Second Surgery

Scalise Still in Critical Condition, Improving After Second Surgery

Scalise's condition was upgraded to "serious", from "critical" after undergoing another surgery on Saturday, according to a statement from Dr. Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding, Sava said. He was one of four wounded by a gunman Wednesday in an attack on a Republican team practice in Virginia. Bailey then threw a pitch that bounced before reaching the catcher, Roberto Clemente Jr.

Bailey is a member of Congressman Steve Scalise's protective detail. Barth has been treated and released from the hospital; Mika, who was shot in the chest and arms, remains in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital. The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media.

It also provided an opportunity for companies and associations that lobby Congress to get their names before the lawmakers who vote on their issues.

The stadium projected a rare sense of unity in Washington, as members of both parties rallied together after the shocking shooting that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) in critical condition.

President Trump is not planning to attend the game because of security concerns, the White House said Wednesday. They brought bouquets of flowers for the recovering victims.

"Ladies and gentlemen, let's play ball!" he said. He received multiple units of blood, said Sava, who declined to describe the exact nature of Scalise's internal injuries.

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Mr Scalise was among five people wounded in the shooting.

Sue Hodgkinson told reporters outside her IL home Thursday that she was busy with her job and didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, did between January and March. "It's just politically we are not the same", said Rep. Helena Moreno, D-Orleans.

A sign in the crowd spelled out: "ONE FAMILY".

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

Trump added, "We pray for all of the victims of this bad crime who are still recovering, including Zachary Barth and Matt Mika, both of whom are respected and cherished by so many". Unfortunately, it took a tragedy of Wednesday's magnitude for that to happen. We played for those affected by these despicable and cowardly actions, to support local charities (including the Washington Literacy Center, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, and, as was announced Wednesday, the Capitol Police Memorial Fund), and to remind the American people that this violence will not define or divide us.

The FBI says the shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, was killed by police. Authorities are investigating the incident but have not identified a motive.

Congressional Democrats beat their Republican counterparts in Washington's annual charity baseball game, an event made important by the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise.

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