Congressman Steve Scalise remains in critical condition following surgery to fix injuries sustained after he was shot at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, hospital officials announced in a statement on Thursday evening. Hodgkinson has been identified as the suspect in the Wednesday, June.
It's also an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to get off the floor and onto the field for a friendly competition that raises money for charity. "ONE FAMILY", proclaimed a sign in the crowd. Reporters in Washington tracked Scalise's every hospital update and shared it on social media. Scalise, the third most powerful Republican in the House, was shot through the hip.
Thursday night's Congressional Baseball game was full of heartfelt moments, a day after a gunman opened fire on a GOP practice field in Arlington, Va. He has required surgery several times since the shooting. This person was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity. The person did not disclose the names, but said those listed had been briefed.
Scalise remains in critical condition after he was gunned down at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning.
"The congressman's status remains critical", Dr. Sava.
Scalise is sedated, but the husband and father of two has been able to respond to his doctors and family.
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The bullet that had hit Scalise was a single rifle round that "travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding".
Among others, Republican Representative Steve King wrote on Twitter that "violence is incited by the leading cultural voices of the Left" and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich cited an "increasing hostility on the left".
The alleged gunman, James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, died shortly after the incident following a shoot out with police.
"In Washington, we have our disagreements, but we all agree that we are here to serve this nation we love, and the people who call it home".
"It's going to show our country's side of resilience", said Oscar Santillana, who's also going to the game.
Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured and remained hospitalised. His risk of death is "substantially lower" than it was when he was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, and "I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Sava said. He said in a recorded message before it began that everyone was playing hard for Scalise.