Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition


James Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Illinois, was shot dead by police after opening fire in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File).

Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding, Sava said.

"The security detail saved a lot of lives", he said. Investigators are also looking through Hodgkinson's social media posts and profiles. Authorities also were going over a cellphone, computer and camera taken from Hodgkinson's white van, which was parked near the ballfield.

The senior Republican suffered extensive injuries and was in critical condition on Wednesday night.

US lawmakers returned to regular business on Thursday and prepared to play their annual charity baseball game, one day after a man who had expressed anger toward President Donald Trump opened fire on Republican legislators, leaving a senior congressman in critical condition.

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The round fragmented into hundreds of pieces and tore apart bones, internal organs and blood vessels, Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, has said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., paid a visit to his injured colleague at the hospital Friday.

President Donald Trump says that wounded Congressman Steve Scalise's condition is more hard than people first realized.

The team of Democrats and Republicans holds an annual softball game against female journalists. He has been sedated, but has been brought out of sedation periodically and been able to recognize and communicate with his family, Sava said.

President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, visited with Scalise late Wednesday.

He also said that Officer Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle, is in "good condition". But he recorded a message that played at the top of the game, paying tribute to Rep. Steve Scalise, who remains in critical condition following a shooting attack on the Republicans practicing for the game Wednesday morning. "We're competitive people by nature, and when you get to go out in a major league ballpark and play a kid's game, there's nothing like it". Congress would have to approve a change in policy.

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Cramer's comments echoed others by House members of both parties Thursday. "But you have long since earned my respect, and you deserve to be heard, and you are an honorable individual".

"We are intense on the field", said Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, the Republican team's manager.

The Democrats won the game, 11-2, but loaned the trophy to the Republicans until Scalise is better. Medical staff said that he is sedated but does seem to know that his family is with him. It's a sentiment lawmakers frequently express after mass shootings or terrorist attacks, only to see their sharp oratorical elbows gradually return.

The finger-pointing came even as lawmakers on both sides called for unity, comity and a more civil political discourse. None of the victims injured in the attack were on the list, the law enforcement source said.

"Many, many members have reported the same thing", said MacArthur, who was influential in moving a health overhaul bill through the House.

The shooting prompted talk of improving security for lawmakers, most of whom are unaccompanied by officers in their normal day-to-day pursuits.

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Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock. Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his back yard with his family".