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'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'

'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'

The congressman's vital signs have stabilized and his internal bleeding is under control, according to the doctor, who said Scalise's physicians were "encouraged" by his progress but remained cautious.

The Associated Press reported Thursday night that Scalise's doctors had said the majority whip "remains in critical condition but has shown improvement". The gunman, James Hodgkinson, was fatally shot by police. "Their sacrifice makes democracy possible".

Across the Potomac River in Washington, the shocking events left the Capitol horrified and stunned, and prompted immediate reflection on the current hostility and vitriol in American politics.

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

President Trump is not planning to attend the game because of security concerns, the White House said Wednesday.

"U.S. private sector engagement can be a positive force for the kind of change we all wish to see in Cuba", said Myron Brilliant, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive vice president and head of worldwide affairs. On Thursday House proceedings were to resume as usual, and lawmakers were returning to the Capitol in search of some semblance of normalcy. There were reports of death threats being called in to congressional Democrats and Republicans alike. Sanders said he denounced the violence "in the strongest possible terms".

The House of Representatives' No. 3 Republican leader was in grave condition when he was first shot.

The first surgery Scalise underwent was done immediately to stop the bleeding: it's the most critical part of the immediate post-gunshot recovery. Scalise's Capitol Police detail, two officers of whom were among the injured, has been credited with saving the lives of many present.

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The Congressional Baseball Game, played 36 hours after a gunman's attack on Republican lawmakers at their baseball practice, was an attempt at unity and an act of defiance in the wake of the shooting. "We are forever grateful for the heroism" of the officers, she said.

Although the weather in Washington looks headed toward a near-flawless summer night, an obvious and immovable shadow is being cast over Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game - a tradition that began more than a century ago.

Federal, state and local law enforcement officials said they were tracing the activities - both online and around Alexandria, where he lived in a van since March - of Hodgkinson.

It emerged Hodgkinson had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. Richmond, who plays for the Democratic team, said he had visited the hospital multiple times.

Rep. Mo Brooks: "I heard Steve Scalise scream".

He's been sedated since then, Sava said, "but we've been able to turn that sedation down enough for him to respond to his family members, and he clearly knows that they're there and appreciates their presence".

"In this case, when your shooter has a rifle, there isn't a lot of mental anguish about the amount of force you need to use", Gainer said Friday. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice. Barton said his son, Jack, got under an SUV. It was a disgusting tragedy and I hope the victims come out fine. Clyburn charged that Trump "is allowed to hide behind political correctness to say all kinds of things about people, and I'm a little bit sick and exhausted of people saying anything they want to say about anyone they want to say it about". Republicans have won 39, and they tied once. The man thanked him.

Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and remains hospitalized.


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