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House Majority Whip Scalise still critical but improved after second surgery

House Majority Whip Scalise still critical but improved after second surgery”

Although infection remains a risk, Scalise's vitals had stabilized Friday afternoon.

The surgeon on Friday said he was "a lot more confident and optimistic" about Scalise's recovery than he was two days ago.

Sava said that, while Scalise remains in critical condition, his risk of death is substantially lower now than when he came in. The round fragmented and did substantial damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels.

Rep. Steve Scalise is improving but is still in critical condition, according to an update from his doctors. He was shot only once, but the high-powered-rifle round traveled from his left hip across his pelvis and shattered when it struck bone.

Still in critical condition and undergoing repeated surgery, GOP House Whip Steve Scalise faces a "much more difficult" struggle to recover from his gunshot wound than first thought, President Donald Trump said Thursday.

The House has returned to business after a gunman fired at a baseball practice, critically injuring a top Republican lawmaker and wounding several others. While he is conscious and able to communicate through notes, the family says Mika requires medical equipment to breathe and will need additional surgeries.

He said that Scalise has been mostly sedated but they've been able to turn down his medication enough for him to respond to family members.

His congressional post as House majority whip, the third-ranking member of the Republican leadership, presumably will remain vacant during the recuperation period.

Trump said today his "dear friend", Scalise, "took a bullet for all of us".

"It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump said.

Trump said the universal support for Scalise and others wounded in the shooting might help heal the country's many political differences.

"Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip".

Scalise, of Louisiana, underwent surgery Wednesday night to fix a broken hip and another procedure to stem heavy bleeding. But at a news conference, Pelosi bristled at comments made by a few Republicans and conservative activists who blamed heated Democratic rhetoric for the incident.

The congressional game, which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, is a rare example of bipartisanship in an increasingly polarized Washington.

Law enforcement officials proceeded Friday with their investigation of the attack at a suburban Virginia park, including examining Hodgkinson's social media activities and his home in Belleville, Illinois.



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