Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

GOP's Scalise Upgraded to Serious Condition After More Surgery

GOP's Scalise Upgraded to Serious Condition After More Surgery

The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity sold more than 20,000 tickets and raised more than $1 million for charity.

President Trump did not attend because, according to the White House, there wasn't enough time for the Secret Service to secure the area.

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

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise speaks to the media after a meeting at Trump Tower on December 12, 2016, in New York City.

Scalise and three others were shot Wednesday morning at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.

A sign in the crowd proclaimed "ONE FAMILY" and the announcer's mention of Mr Scalise, the House majority whip who was critically wounded in the attack, brought the masses to their feet.

The 51-year-old Republican congressman from Louisiana underwent another surgery on Saturday, the hospital treating him said, which was at least his third operation since being transported to the facility.

The Republicans were on the field practicing the day before the charity game when James T. Hodgkinson opened fire and struck several members of Congress.

"I would say that when he arrived he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Dr Jack Sava told reporters.

Medstar Washington Hospital Centre released the update on behalf of the Scalise family. He requires assistance to breathe and will need additional surgeries, his family said through a statement. The others wounded were a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist. U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), who visited Scalise in the hospital Thursday, said that on a recent foreign trip he and Scalise took, 90 percent of their conversations were about the game.

The entire stadium came together to honor Scalise and the Capital Police officers present who prevented the shooting from being much worse.

This isn't just a baseball game. Griner remained hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle, and Sava described her in good condition. He was shot in the hip but the bullet tore through his pelvis and injured internal organs.

The president's meaning was unclear as he made the comments at an event on Cuba policy in Miami.

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke in the House chamber following the shooting.

For now, Scalise remains in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit.

"He's in some trouble", said President Donald Trump, who had visited late Wednesday.

"We've never been to a congressional baseball game before", attendee Larry Shindelnan told CBN News.

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at Wednesday's practice and gave medical help after the shooting, said it would have "been awful" if the game had been canceled, and said Scalise would want it to go on.

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