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".

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"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.

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