Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition is Upgraded, Watched Baseball Game

Cheryl Sanders
June 20, 2017

Doctors treating wounded House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise have upgraded his condition from "critical" to "serious".

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot near the hip and continues to fight for his life in the MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

The alleged shooter, identified by police as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, was killed in a shootout with police Wednesday morning after shooting Scalise and three others.


U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise speaks to the media after a meeting at Trump Tower on December 12, 2016, in New York City. He arrived "in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava said, adding that now, "we are encouraged by improvement in his condition".

The hospital said Saturday Scalise is more responsive and speaking with his loved ones.

Scalise, 51, sustained injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in his left hip early on Wednesday at a baseball field in a suburb of Washington.


The statement noted that there would be no further updates on Scalise's condition for the rest of the weekend.

"I am absolutely convinced that the overwhelming - not overwhelming, virtually all - people associated with our political movement understand you have the right to stand up, debate, you have the right to protest, but violence is not acceptable", he said. The person did not disclose the names, but said those listed had been briefed.

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. They released photos of guns similar to the handgun and rifle that were used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally.


Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured.

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