Congressman Steve who was shot at his hips during a baseball practice match is improving. Reports suggest that the Congressman’s worst seems to be over now as he is in a stable condition.
Scalise remains in hospital and may have to stay there for a couple of weeks before he is advised to go home. It is not yet known if the Congressman will be able to walk normally. He had suffered a serious and life threatening injury in his hip during GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia this past Wednesday.
The latest update from hospital said that Scalise remains in critical condition, but insiders claim that his condition is better than before. The congressman is being treated at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
In an update, hospital said, “Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. He remains in critical condition…But has improved in the last 24 hours. The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time. At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates.”
In the meantime, House Speaker Paul Ryan told CNN that “He’s got a ways to go…He’s going to recover. [But] it’s going to take him some time.” Prior the start of the Congressional baseball game on Thursday night, members of the Democratic and Republican teams knelt together in prayer near second base, which is where USA Today reports that Scalise would have been playing. The crowd added to the excitement by chanting “USA! USA!” Instead of wearing hats that represented their home teams, players on both teams wore Louisiana State University hats in honor of Scalise, a Louisiana Republican.
There has been an outpouring of support for Congressman Scalise. Meanwhile President Donald Trump, who visited Scalise in the hospital on Wednesday, also delivered a videotape statement prior to the game, providing an update on the Congressman’s condition and praising those who are playing in his honor.
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