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Scalise Is Still In Critical Condition, But Doctors Are Optimistic

Scalise Is Still In Critical Condition, But Doctors Are Optimistic

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 practice in Virginia on Wednesday, threw out the first pitch. He has been sedated, but has been brought out of sedation periodically and been able to recognize and communicate with his family, Sava said.

The attack happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park where lawmakers were practicing for a congressional charity baseball game. His condition has improved after undergoing two surgeries and an additional procedure to control bleeding.

The shooting at a republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia is hitting a southern IL congressman hard.

House Majority Whip Scalise, 51, was shot in the hip by a rifle-welding critic of the president who sprayed bullets on USA lawmakers practising for an annual baseball game in the Washington suburb of Alexandria.

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".

On Wednesday night, Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, visited Scalise at the hospital.

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Several people were injured, including Rep. Scalise.

Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged Thursday the "seriously wounded" Rep. Steve Scalise and the "courageous" Capitol Police officers who engaged a gunman during the congressional baseball practice shooting a day before.

The single round traveled across Scalise's pelvis, "fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding" stated the hospital Wednesday night. According to Hodgkinson's social-media history and other reports, he expressed broad dissent against Trump and Republican policies. "Steve loves this country and his service does credit to the people of his state and the people of this nation".

"Just because I'm passionate, just because a Republican is passionate about the things they believe in, that's not license for somebody to go take a gun and shoot one of us", Murphy said. "U-S-A!" Fans wore shirts with "Team Scalise" written on them.

But Scalise still faces multiple surgeries, a prolonged hospital stay and a lengthy recovery, Sava stressed.

Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period of healing and rehabilitation". "435 Members of Congress, and 300 million Americans, are pulling for him, praying for him, and pledging to him our full and total support", he said. Many are saying without the Capitol police being there, this would have been a lot worse. A congressional women's softball team practiced Thursday morning in Alexandria but with a heavy police presence.

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