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Doctors: Scalise remains critical, but 'excellent recovery' possible

17 June, 2017, 11:26 | Author: Rickey Alvarado

U.S. lawmakers have returned to regular business ready to play their annual charity baseball game a day after a man angry at President Donald Trump fired on Republican legislators, leaving a senior congressman in critical condition.

"So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you", the president said.

"He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours", reads a statement provided Thursday by MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the medical facility now treating Scalise. The hospital planned to hold a briefing on his condition later in the day Friday.

The Louisiana Republican was shot in the hip Wednesday morning in the baseball practice shooting by an IL man with grudges against President Donald Trump and the GOP.

House Speaker Paul Ryan has paid a visit to wounded Majority Whip Steve Scalise at the hospital.

A touching photo shows the moment Democrats gathered to pray Wednesday morning after hearing the news of a shooting at the field of their GOP colleagues as they practiced for a charity baseball game.

The players planned to wear some Louisiana State University gear in honor of Scalise, a graduate of the school. Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, his team's manager, accepted the trophy, then gave it to his GOP counterpart, Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, to put in Scalise's office on behalf of the Democrats. "We disagree, vehemently at times, here in Congress, and folks out in the country do too".

According to reports, the congressman was transferred to the hospital's Trauma Center, where he underwent immediate surgery, as well as an additional procedure to stop bleeding.

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"Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip".

Shooter James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., was shot and died later Wednesday of his wounds in the hospital.

Sava also said Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, who was also transported to the MedStar facility is now, "in good condition and she's in good spirits".

Hodgkinson - an IL home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park - had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration.

The FBI recovered a cellphone, computer, and camera from Hodgkinson's van and was examining them for evidence, the statement said. Authorities are investigating the incident but have not identified a motive.

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. Two officers were shot, as were congressional aide Zach Barth and lobbyist Matt Mika.

Spicer noted that Trump would not be attending the congressional baseball game on Thursday out of security concerns.

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