Scalise was fielding balls at second base during the practice Wednesday when he was shot in the hip, and sustained serious injuries as the bullet traveled through his pelvis and injured internal organs.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center Director of Trauma Dr. Jack Sava speaks during a news conference in Washington, Friday, June 16, 2017, about the condition of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. who was shot in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, during a congressional baseball practice.
Hospital officials said it is hard to predict how long the congressman will be in the hospital, but that he is expected to be able to walk and hopefully run after a period of rehabilitation. “To the extent people think this is just a game, they’re wrong”. Along with Democratic manager Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, Pallone said he’s become friendly with Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the Republican manager whose sons had to take cover with the players at Wednesday’s practice.
More than $1 million has been raised for charity ahead of Thursday night’s Congressional Baseball Game in Washington, according to the organization’s Facebook page. “The lagniappe is the fact that so many people are calling asking for purple-and-gold garb and wanting to honor Steve and LSU”.
Scalise remains in critical condition at a hospital near the Capitol and has undergone multiple surgeries. Scalise, a graduate of LSU and a passionate baseball fan, was well-known for his support of the Congressional Baseball Game. Moments before, the crowd broke into a chant of “USA”. Pelosi said more money would help the agency enhance its presence when members of Congress, staff and others congregate away from the Capitol.
The surgeon said there were hundreds of bullet fragments in Mr Scalise’s body, but “we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point”. We sent up some t-shirts and hats for all the legislators that will be playing in the baseball game today in Washington. “An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us”, Ryan said, to prolonged applause. “We need to pull together and show we’ve got grit”. “It’s important to reflect”.
The congressional game, which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, is a rare example of bipartisanship in an increasingly polarized Washington.
“Not here, but in our thoughts and prayers, Steve Scalise“, said the announcer before the game. “And I just want my neighbors to be in peace, and you guys leave them alone”. The game took place Thursday night as planned at Nationals Park.
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Rep. Donald Payne Jr., D-Essex County, said he often goes because he’s friends with Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, the Democrats’ star pitcher.
Richmond also said he was heartened by Scalise’s outlook, saying his surgeries so far have been “successful”.