Washington DC. — Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Rep. who has been in hospital after being shot by a rabid anti-Republican hater during a baseball practice match has reportedly been shifted back to ICU once again. Steve Scalise is under medication at MedStar Washington Health Center and his condition is once again being described as serious condition.
Merely last week, following the improvement in his overall condition, his condition was listed as fair and reportedly out of danger. The latest announcement was made by the hospital in a statement released to the media.
It was around three weeks ago, when Scalise was shot at along with several others. It was due to two police officials of the Capitol Police that the attempt on his life was thwarted. Otherwise the loss would have been even bigger.
A gunman had opened fire on a Republican Congressional baseball team practice in Arlington, Virginia on June 14. Reports suggest that Scalise was readmitted to the ICU after “new concerns for his infection,” the hospital said in the statement.
During a practice game on June 14, Scalise, the Republican House majority whip who represents Louisiana, was fatally wounded when a gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, opened fire on the GOP baseball team. Scalise sustained a single gunshot wound to his left hip and suffered “significant damage” to his blood vessels, bones and some internal organs, his doctor said last month. The congressman’s condition subsequently improved, and he was released from the MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s intensive care unit less than two weeks ago.
51-year old Scalise, prior to his congressional tenure, served for four months in the Louisiana State Senate and twelve years in the Louisiana House of Representatives. On June 19, 2014, Scalise was elected by his Republican colleagues to serve as Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives. He assumed office on August 1. He is the first Louisianian in the Majority Whip’s position since Democrat Hale Boggs of Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district held the position from 1962 to 1971. In 2017, Scalise became the dean of the Louisiana Congressional delegation upon the retirement of former senator David Vitter.