Nationwide Blood Drive Underway for Rep. Scalise


The charities are the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, Washington Literacy Center, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and, after Wednesday's shooting, the Capitol Police Memorial Fund. "I would say that when he arrived, he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death". "They are going after President Donald J. Trump tooth and nail". Mika was also hospitalized and reported as having just gone through surgery.

The Congressional Baseball Game, an annual tradition, went on as planned Thursday. Scalise, who is House majority whip, was severely wounded in the attack.

She's the hero who took out the crazed gunman shooting at Republicans during a baseball practice, taking a bullet herself during a gun battle with the assailant.

During their 20-minute visit to the hospital, Trump sat next to Scalise's bed and spoke with the congressman's family, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he condemned the shooting "in the strongest possible terms" after he learned the shooter had volunteered on his Democratic presidential campaign. "The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement.

Doctors at MedStar Washington Hospital, where Rep. Scalise is being treated, discussed his condition on Friday saying that they believed he would be in the hospital for a considerable amount of time, possibly weeks. "Pray for Steve!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent wishes for a speedy recovery for the victims of the shooting at a Republican team's baseball practice for a charity game against congressional Democrats.

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Mika, who had also been in critical condition, is now in serious condition, which is an improvement, according to a spokeswoman for George Washington University Hospital.

He's also saluting the Capitol police officers injured in the attack on a Republican Congressional baseball practice.

The question is how long the spirit of unity will last on Capitol Hill, where bitter partisanship has been increasing with each new Congress.

New Orleans - Knights of Columbus Marquette Council #1437 (Louisiana) is encouraging all to "Make a Replenishment Blood Donation" for Rep. Steve Scalise.

The statement was read aloud at a press conference by Brett Horton, Scalise's chief of staff. Scalise was visited in the hospital Wednesday by President Trump and Thursday by Vice President Pence. The gunman, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, was shot multiple times and later died.

Democrats and Republicans huddle for a prayer before the game. Reps. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania and Joe Barton of Texas - team managers of the Democratic and Republican baseball teams, respectively - called for their fellow lawmakers to come together. Scalise is a member of the team and had been fielding balls at second base in preparation for the game when he was shot.