Steve Scalise Still In Critical Condition After Being Shot


Doctors at MedStar Washington Hospital, where Rep. Scalise is being treated, discussed his condition on Friday saying that they believed he would be in the hospital for a considerable amount of time, possibly weeks.

According to Sava, the bullet fractured upon entering Scalise's hip. "When he arrived he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death".

Doctors "fully expect him to walk", Sava said, "and hopefully run".

The team roster shows Scalise was the only member of the Louisiana congressional delegation at the practice.

Scalise underwent a third procedure and second surgery for his gunshot wound Thursday.

Supporters of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., hold signs before the Congressional baseball game, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Washington. Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California both spoke on the floor issuing calls for unity.

The House sergeant-at-arms is also in touch with the Federal Election Commission about the possibility of allowing the use of campaign funds for security, Strong said.

Investigators say he shot House Rep. Steve Scalise before he was killed by police who had been guarding the congressman.

Sava declined to put a timeline on when that would happen, or when Scalise, 51, would be able to leave the hospital.

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If Scalise did not suffer nerve damage and his recovery continues without any complications, "it is possible that within three months or so, he can ... be back on his feet", said Dr. Alex Jahangir, an orthopedic trauma surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who was not involved in Scalise's care.

Scalise was wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday.

Numerous players in the congressional game Thursday night are wearing Louisiana State University hats in honor of Scalise, a graduate of the school, as they assemble at Nationals Park in Washington.

He sustained a relatively minor injury Wednesday morning as he and other officers engaged with a gunman who shot up a practice of the GOP baseball team.

They said that his "risk of death" has substantially lowered than when he arrived at the hospital.

It emerged Hodgkinson had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. The assailant, prepared with "a lot of ammo", fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died. Also wounded was former congressional aide Matt Mika, who now works for Tyson Foods in its Washington office.

Lucee Laursen of La Crosse, Wisconsin, interning in the capital for a nonprofit, said, "It's showing that we might have differences in political spheres but we come together for a good cause".

Scalise's security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media.

Speaking earlier Friday in Miami, Trump said Scalise "took a bullet for all of us" when he was shot.