Scalise condition upgraded to serious

Scalise condition upgraded to serious

The congressman will require more surgeries and will be in the hospital for "presumably weeks", Sava said. They say he is able to communicate through notes, and signed the game ball from Friday's congressional baseball game. Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, .

Republicans and Democrats have shown they can engage in a spirited rivalry without rancor - at least on the ballfield.

Rep. Trent Franks told Kate Bolduan on "Erin Burnett OutFront" that he has also been contacted by Capitol Police. The Democratic team won 11-2 and the game raised more than $1 million for local charities. Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity.

He underwent another surgery on Saturday at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the statement adds, and his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.

Mr Scalise's surgeon said he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", despite being seriously ill when he arrived at hospital after the shooting in Virginia last week.

James Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Illinois, was shot dead by police after opening fire in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. The bullet that struck Scalise tore through his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding, the hospital said. Two police officers were injured.

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Opponents worry that the plan, which would require congressional approval, will give too much power to the airline industries. Trump said, "We will launch this air travel revolution by modernizing the outdated system of air traffic control".

Bailey is a member of Congressman Steve Scalise's protective detail.

The man who opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing baseball had angrily railed against President Donald Trump the day before the shooting.

Recalling Hodgkinson's profanity-laden tirade, Dauberman said: "It was more than the average person who had maybe voted for Hillary [Clinton]".

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

Trump ends his remarks with, "Ladies and gentlemen, let's play ball". He received multiple units of blood, said Sava, who declined to describe the exact nature of Scalise's internal injuries.

Speaking earlier Friday in Miami, Trump said Scalise "took a bullet for all of us" when he was shot.

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