Steve Scalise still 'critical ... but has improved,' hospital says


There will be increased security at the game and fans will have to go through metal detectors before entering the stadium.

"We started giving him the liquids, I put pressure on his wound in his hip", Brooks said. The Capitol Police Memorial Fund was added to the list of this year's beneficiaries after two Capital Police officers were shot in the incident.

But in another show of bipartisanship, Thursday night's congressional baseball game will go ahead as scheduled, in Nationals Park.

It's said one of the patients rushed to the hospital was also the gun-wielding culprit, named James T. Hodgkinson.

Upon hearing the news of Trump's surprise visit, CNN and Washington Post reporters began to spin the story - or, at least they tried.

The president also asked for prayers for lobbyist Matt Mika, also critically wounded during Wednesday's attack on Republican members of Congress who were attacked while practicing for an annual charity baseball game.

"America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this awful shooting", he said.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he condemned the shooting "in the strongest possible terms" after he learned the shooter had volunteered on his Democratic presidential campaign.

He was airlifted to MedStar Washington Hospital Center Wednesday and is in critical condition recovering from surgery.

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"The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding", the statement said.

Daily Caller's Kaitlan Collins reported that "Scalise has received multiple units of blood transfusion".

"The events of yesterday were devastating, and we know it will take time to heal".

Over the past century the game has raised money for D.C. -area charities such as The Washington Literacy Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.

Trump, after visiting the Louisiana Republican at the hospital, on Wednesday said Scalise was "in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter".

"The comments made by my Republican colleagues are outrageous, beneath the dignity of the job that they hold, beneath the dignity of the respect that we would like Congress to command".

Lawmakers of both parties, shaken by the events of the previous day, took turns offering prayers for the wounded and calls for unity as they spoke on the House floor.

Hodgkinson's Facebook page is largely political.

A huge ovation came from the crowd, which swelled to a record 24,959, when Special Agent David Bailey, one of the Capitol Police officers injured in the attack on Republicans at their ball practice in Virginia, threw out the first pitch. There are things that I believe in, in social issues, pro-life issues, and I'm not going to compromise on that.