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The charity game pitting Republican lawmakers against their Democratic colleagues was set to proceed as scheduled at 7.05pm at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team, with thousands of spectators expected in the stands.

Though officials said his health has improved, Scalise will still require additional operations and will remain in the hospital for "some time", according to the update.

While President Donald Trump visited the MedStar Washington Hospital Center where Mr Scalise is being treated, he did not speak directly to the Louisiana congressman.

"I would like to see the president stay off of Twitter", Republican Senator John Thune told MSNBC, adding that lawmakers had to do their part to tone down comments and work with the opposing party. And there was a moment of silence for the victims of Wednesday's shootings. The announcer's mention of Scalise, the House majority whip who was critically wounded in the attack Wednesday, brought the masses to their feet. Many fans, including ones who identified as Democrats, carried signs that read "Scalise Strong" or "Geaux Scalise".

Keeping the game going has become an important statement for lawmakers - an emotional declaration that such attacks and threats of violence won't force them to hide or change their routines.

"If Scalise was not there, he's the one with security detail, we wouldn't have had any protection and God knows how bad that might have been", Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, told "Fox & Friends".

Trump, in a video message played at the game, said the event had "a much deeper level of meaning" because of the shooting. The more-than-century-old tradition - the game was first played in 1909 - now raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for D.C. organizations, though Congress will now donate to the Capitol Police Memorial Fund, in honor of the officers.

"I am quite comfortable holding town hall-type events with 50, 100, 150, 200 citizens, provided there is the kind of security that is needed to minimize the risk of loss of life to the town hall attendees", Brooks said. "We're united not as Republicans and Democrats, but as United States representatives", Barton said at a joint news conference. Two Capitol Police officers sustained relatively minor injuries, as did a congressional aide, and they have been released from hospitals.

You can watch the game live on C-Span. Wednesday, they said the IL resident had been living out of his vehicle in the D.C. area since March.

"The competition is still there, but the energy around the game has just exploded", said Walker. Many are tributes and prayers for Congressman Steve Scalise.

"I was there last night", he said.



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