"It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump said of the treatment of Scalise, the No. 3 GOP leader, who is in critical condition and underwent a third surgery at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
"Steve is a wonderful friend he's been a wonderful mentor not only to me, not only to the Louisiana delegation to which he's a member of but to the entire Republican congress" said Rep. Ralph Abraham.
Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner also remains at the MedStar Washington hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to her ankle, but is in "good condition and good spirits" the hospital said.
Lawmakers went ahead with the charity baseball game on Thursday to honor Scalise.
A rock has the words "terror and hate" written on it at an art installation that encourages the public to write out their fears and leave them behind, along Mt. Vernon Ave in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, June 15, 2017, the day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. was shot during during a congressional baseball practice.
There were 24,959 tickets sold, which was a record for the game that was first played in 1909.
"There's a lot of big blood vessels there, and then you also have the gastrointestinal tract, which brings into play contamination and infection", Hunt said.
Rep. Scalise was shot during baseball practice with the GOP team early Wednesday morning after a man approached the field and opened fire.
Sava said Scalise would need to undergo an additional operation within the next 48 hours and more beyond that.
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"Talks with the DUP have been progressing well, and there is broad agreement on the principles of the Queen's speech", the source said, referring to the government's legislative program.
Sava was reluctant to predict whether Scalise would make a full recovery, but offered there was a good chance he would walk and run again. He remains sedated but has been able to respond to his family.
If Scalise did not suffer nerve damage and his recovery continues without any complications, "it is possible that within three months or so, he can ... be back on his feet", said Dr. Alex Jahangir, an orthopedic trauma surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who was not involved in Scalise's care.
Scalise will require additional operations to fix abdominal injuries and broken bones, and will be in the hospital for some time, Sava said, adding that he couldn't yet predict the length of his hospital stay.
"How dare they say such a thing?"
Scalise's wife, Jennifer, issued a statement saying she was thankful for the "incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes" the family has received since the shooting.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., paid a visit to his injured colleague at the hospital Friday.
Law enforcement officials proceeded Friday with their investigation of the attack at a suburban Virginia park, including examining Hodgkinson's social media activities and his home in Belleville, Illinois.
Scalise sustained serious injuries as the bullet traveled through his pelvis and injured internal organs.
Matthew Mika is a washington lobbyist for Tyson Foods. Richmond, who plays for the Democratic team, said he had visited the hospital multiple times.