GOP's Scalise Upgraded to Serious Condition After More Surgery

GOP's Scalise Upgraded to Serious Condition After More Surgery

Scalise, the third-ranking GOP leader in the House, "continues to show signs of improvement", said the statement from MedStar Washington Hospital Center, which it released on behalf of Scalise's family. The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson, who had lashed out against President Trump and Republicans on social media. "We salute them, and we also salute members of Alexandria Police, Fire and Rescue", Trump said. Bernie Sanders. In social media posts and letters to the editor of the Belleville News-Democrat, Hodgkinson often criticized Republicans and called for higher taxes on the wealthy.

Hodgkinson was shot and killed by a member of Scalise's security detail.

Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials declined to confirm media accounts that the list of names Hodgkinson carried was a "kill list"; they said the names were listed without any other comment. Rep. Franks confirmed to Fox News that law enforcement officials have told him he is on the list.

Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding and at "an imminent risk of death, " Sava said.

Scalise will need more operations for his injuries, but doctors can't yet predict how many are necessary.

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was the only congressman injured in the shooting. "I'm prayerful he will pull through, and I hope he does", he said. He will be in the hospital for some time.

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The bullet damaged blood vessels, bones, and internal organs, Sava said. "He's going to be OK".

The congressman grievously wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice is delivering a Father's Day message through his Twitter account.

Hodgkinson, from IL, who had lashed out against USA president Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media, was killed by Mr Scalise's security detail and other police officers. Bailey hobbled out to the pitcher's mound Thursday to a standing ovation to throw the opening pitch of the Congressional baseball game. The Democratic team won 11-2 and the game raised more than $1 million for local charities.

The doctor said U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner, who was also wounded in the shooting, "sustained a gunshot wound to the ankle, and remains hospitalized in good condition".

"We are especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from across Louisiana and across the country, as well as President [Donald] Trump, Vice President [Mike] Pence and all of Steve's colleagues who have reached out during this challenging time", the statement said.

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