Rep. Scalise remains in critical condition after surgery

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 26, 2017

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 bullet caused massive bleeding, and damaged bones and internal organs. It goes to charity, and we need to play this baseball game.

The two have enjoyed a long-running ribbing over the game, which Republicans won last year to break a seven-year Democratic win streak. But the winning team's captain gave the trophy to Scalise staffers to present to the congressman.

Speaking today from the White House, President Trump said Scalise's condition- initially announced as "stable" - was "much more hard that people even thought at the time".

Doctors say Rep. Steve Scalise (skuh-LEES') remains in critical condition at a Washington hospital but is improving.

Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.

Richmond told reporters he asked to talk to Ryan about security concerns in part because members of the Congressional Black Caucus, which he chairs, have been targets of threats. The popular and gregarious lawmaker is known for his love of baseball and handed out commemorative bats when he secured the job of House whip several years ago.

As the House returned to business, lawmakers sought some semblance of normalcy even as they offered prayers for the wounded and echoed the president in pledges of unity. "Ladies and gentlemen, let's play ball".

Republicans and Democrats are fighting for bragging rights in their annual Congressional Baseball game, and doing so as one unit - Team Scalise.

Congress members from both sides have called for the baseball game to go on today. While he's still under sedation, Sava says Scalise has responded to family members.

Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old contractor from southern IL, had a history of left-wing political activism and violent outbursts. Yet, unlike the immediate aftermath of far too many other mass shootings in our nation's recent history, it has brought hope for greater civility in our nation's political discourse. He said some 15 officers attended a May town-hall meeting where many in the angry crowd blamed him for helping to revive the GOP's health care bill. He sustained minor injuries to one of his wrists, elbows and lower back in the process. Members of a contentious and polarized Congress used the backdrop of baseball to demonstrate that Americans are more united than divided on issues.

"This bipartisan event shows baseball's power to bring people together", the Nationals said in a statement.

The FBI said it was investigating the shooter's "activities and social media impressions" in the months leading up to the attack.

Despite a record of domestic violence, Hodgkinson had no felony convictions and was therefore able to legally purchase the weapons from licensed sellers - an SKS 7.62 semi-automatic rifle and a Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun, according to a statement from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The tradition is more than 100 years old.

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