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Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter's path

29 June, 2017, 07:24 | Author: Roger Davidson
  • US Congressman Steve Scalise at a press conference in Washington DC

The president's meaning was unclear as he made the comments at an event on Cuba policy in Miami.

"My dear friend Steve Scalise took a bullet for all of us and because of him - and all the tremendous pain and suffering he has endured, he is having a hard time, far worse than anyone thought - our country will perhaps become closer, more unified, so important", Trump said.

"The game will go on", he said, adding that that the attendees and the members of Congress playing are showing the world that we will no be intimidated by threats.

"I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Dr. Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said at a news conference Friday afternoon.

The firearms recovered from the alleged attacker in Wednesday's shooting at a Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others injured were purchased legally, according to multiple law enforcement sources.

Pushing that message of unity were the House leaders Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who told CNN's Jake Tapper on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" that despite party affiliation they were both on "Team Scalise".

Republican and Democrats faced off in the the Congressional Baseball Game Thursday night, but the spirit of bipartisanship was alive and well following the assassination attempt on some lawmakers.

Instead of wearing hats representing their home teams, as is the normal tradition, players on both teams wore Louisiana State University hats in honor of Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, for part of the game.

Members of the FBI inspect the crime scene after a shooting during a practice of the Republican congressional baseball at Eugene Simpson Statium Park
Scalise has more surgery as authorities track shooter's path

Republican team manager Joe Barton congratulated their Democratic counterparts as he received the trophy from Democrat manager Mike Doyle. After accepting it gracefully, Barton cracked, "Next year we won't be so nice".

On Thursday night, after the latest surgery, the hospital announced that Scalise had "improved in the last 24 hours". The doctor described how a bullet from an assault rifle entered Scalise's hip and traversed his pelvis, shattering blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way.

GOP Representative Steven Scalise was one of the people shot. "And it was quite a day, and our police officers were incredible, weren't they?"

The FBI said it was investigating the shooter's "activities and social media impressions" in the months leading up to the attack.

Scalise was wounded when a gunman opened fire at a GOP lawmaker baseball practice Wednesday morning. "We also praise special agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey of the Capitol Police for their heroic deeds that saved so many lives".

Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured and remained hospitalized.

Bailey received a hero's welcome from a record crowd of almost 25,000 at Thursday's game when he threw out the first pitch, and Barth also showed up for the game, walking with crutches.

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