Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, doctor says

Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, doctor says

As congressional Republicans and Democrats joined Thursday night in their annual baseball game, played this year in Scalise's honor, word came from the hospital that he remained in critical condition, but had "improved in the last 24 hours".

After Thursday's result, the all-time record in the game is 39 wins each, for both Democrats and Republicans, with one tie.

"Tonight we're all team Scalise", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said. Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful".

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File).

Scalise, the House majority whip, was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia. Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, .

At the game Thursday night, U.S. Capitol Police checked bags with dogs in tow, in an atmosphere that attendees said seemed particularly alert.

The hospital released the statement on behalf of Scalise's family. He remains in critical condition Thursday.

But Scalise still faces multiple surgeries, a prolonged hospital stay and a lengthy recovery, Sava stressed. The game ball was handed to him by MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre, who said baseball "bring everybody together" despite their difference in opinion. Infection also is a risk, especially if the intestines were perforated. The fact that his injuries brought him close to death was not widely known initially. Doctors didn't address what organs were damaged.

Scalise should be able to walk again, Sava said. "The congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time".

"I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two or three days ago".

Environment advocacy group reports 'surprising' amount of lead in baby food
This type of plot gives a ballpark idea of the percentage of the baby food being sold in the US for certain levels of lead . Eighteen percent of the baby food samples tested above 5 ppb lead , which is the amount the FDA allows in drinking water.

"As far as winning and losing, I think that's far from anybody's mind right now", he said.

The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with family. But he stopped short of providing specifics of Scalise's internal injuries.

Scalise's Chief of Staff shared a message from the congressman's family at a Friday press conference.

It emerged Hodgkinson had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration.

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

She says she's grateful to President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and all of Scalise's Capitol Hill colleagues "who have reached out to us during this most challenging time".

"So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you", Trump added.

And as lawmakers discussed increasing security, House Speaker Paul Ryan urged them to come together following in the incident.

Prior to the update on Scalise's medical condition, an aide read a statement from Scalise's wife, Jennifer Scalise.

The FBI said that the shooter's weapons found at the scene - a 9mm handgun and 7.62mm caliber rifle - had been legally purchased. "That is the source of unity, and more than ever, we must embrace it", the president said.

Related Articles

  • Qatar's Crisis With Saudi Arabia And Gulf Neighbors Has Decades-Long Roots

    In 1996, Qatar launched the Al-Jazeera satellite news channel and brought a new brand of news coverage to the region. Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting "terrorism".
    Milan will not sell Donnarumma before next season

    Milan will not sell Donnarumma before next season

    Man City's goalkeeper may be addressed by Pep in the summer, but Gab Marcotti doesn't believe the Italian will jump ship. AC Milan will not back down despite Gianluigi Donnarumma's recent "no" to their offer of a contract extension.

    Sphero's new toy is a chatty Spider-Man

    The toy companion's launch is timed to coincide with the release of the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie franchise reboot. Thanks to a pair of LCD displays, Spider-Man's expressive eyes match those in the comic books.
  • Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft

    Should they select an RFA, the team they are selecting him from will not be eligible for compensation as they normally would be. While Washington would still likely trade Grubauer in this scenario, they would at least be able to get something for him.

    Weak tropical system likely to develop in the Gulf of Mexico

    At this time, it is moving west northwest at 15-20 miles per hour over the tropical Atlantic. Other models drift the system due north into the open Gulf of Mexico .
    Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

    Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'

    Avildsen: King of the Underdogs", premiered earlier this year at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. His eldest son, Anthony , told the Los Angeles Times his father died of pancreatic cancer.
  • Sheriff David Clarke no longer under consideration for DHS job

    Sheriff David Clarke no longer under consideration for DHS job

    Clarke adviser Craig Peterson said the sheriff believes he is of better use to President Trump "in a more aggressive role". Sheriff David Clarke is no longer taking a job at the Department of Homeland Security , his adviser says.
    The charges against Bill Cosby and their potential sentences

    The charges against Bill Cosby and their potential sentences

    The jury in his sexual assault case against Andrea Constand deadlocked and the case was declared a mistrial . Constand was probably the victim of a sexual assault", said Castor, whom Constand is suing for defamation.
    Three signees, five Red Raiders selected in 2017 MLB Draft

    Three signees, five Red Raiders selected in 2017 MLB Draft

    Reks was not listed on either David Hood's top 200 draft prospects , the Baseball America top 500 , nor the MLB Pipeline top 200 . The 2017 MLB Draft kicks off tonight at 7pm eastern with Rounds One and Two and continues through Wednesday.
  • Rod Rosenstein would only fire special counsel if Trump's request was 'lawful'

    In addition, Comey has said Sessions did not respond when he complained that he did not want to be left alone with Trump again. The Newsmax head also slammed the White House communications team's response to his statement, calling it "amateur hour".
    McIlroy hits back at Elkington

    McIlroy hits back at Elkington

    Their departure raised the prospect of this US Open producing a seventh consecutive first-time victor at the Majors. And he was also encouraged by the fact he managed to finish with a flourish.
    Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers

    Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers

    Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. The incident occurred at Camp Shaheen and wounded soldiers have been medevaced to nearby hospitals, officials said.