List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

Justin Greene
June 18, 2017

"We are encouraged by improvement in his condition in the last 36 hours", Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center told reporters at a news conference. By the time he arrived after being airlifted to the hospital, he was in shock.

Sava said infection remains a risk. Additional operations will be needed in the coming days to manage Scalise's abdominal injuries and other broken bones, Sava said, adding he hoped that hemorrhaging "is not going to be our biggest enemy any longer".

His sedation level has been lowered enough to where he has been able to communicate with doctors and his family.

Once recovered, Mr Scalise will be able to walk and hopefully run, the doctor said.

The GOP-hating gunman who opened fire on Republicans at a Virginia baseball field had a handwritten list of lawmakers on him when he pulled the trigger, according to reports on Friday. Hodgkinson died after being shot by police.

If Scalise did not suffer nerve damage and his recovery continues without any complications, "it is possible that within three months or so, he 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. Speaking earlier Friday in Miami, Trump said Scalise "took a bullet for all of us" when he was shot.

Because of Scalise, Trump said, "and the tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring - and he's having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought - our country will perhaps become closer, more unified". "He clearly knows that they're there and appreciates their presence", Sava said. "We all owe Steve a big, big thank you".

Sava estimates there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's pelvis and says doctors don't intend to try to remove them all, as that could cause more harm than good.

Hodgkinson had a history of posting angry messages against Mr Trump and other Republicans on social media. The offices of both senators - Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth - turned over the emails to Capitol Police and declined to offer specifics about their content. Hodgkinson also contacted the office of Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., at least 10 times over the past year, a Bost spokesman has said, characterizing the emails and phone calls as negative but not threatening.

"Most importantly, we are forever grateful for the heroism os Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey, who saved the lives of everyone at the baseball field that morning, including Steve", Jennifer Scalise wrote.

As for Scalise, he's still in critical condition, but he's improving.

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