Congressional Baseball Game Goes On One Day After Shooting

A playground near the baseball field is cordoned off with police tape as the investigation continue at the scene in Alexandria Va. Thursday

He has been sedated, but has been brought out of sedation periodically and been able to recognize and communicate with his family, Sava said. And Scalise, who suffered severe blood loss, had multiple units of blood transfusions. Infection also is a risk, especially if the intestines were perforated.

Several lawmakers revealed they had been the subject of threats in their areas, including Republican Representative Martha McSally, whose predecessor Gabby Giffords was shot in 2011, with a number asking for increased protection in the wake of Wednesday's attack. The fact that his injuries brought him close to death was not widely known initially.

Before the shooting, Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., said he had asked Ryan about increasing budgets for members' offices so they can pay for more security.

Damage from a bullet occurs when it's traveling.

Since then he has had more than one surgery and doctors expect he will continue to have more in the near future. Once out of the woods, Hunt said Scalise will have a long road to recovery. Brian Higgins, a Democratic Congressman, responded to a question about whether he would be changing his security protocol for public events, saying, "No, I don't think so, we are as cautious as we need to be".

The team roster shows Scalise was the only member of the Louisiana congressional delegation at the practice.

The hospital where Rep. Steve Scalise is recuperating from a gunshot wound says he "remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours".

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"We've got to carry this on just, you know, beyond today", Hurd said about the bipartisanship that has come up since the shooting.

Earlier Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan paid a visit to his injured colleague, who faces the prospect of a lengthy hospitalization after getting shot in the hip at a baseball practice by a deranged man with grudges against Trump and the GOP.

He continued, "I want to take a moment to send our thoughts, love, and prayers to Congressman Steve Scalise and his entire family".

Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois, home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park, had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. They released photos of guns similar to the handgun and rifle that were used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally.

"And as I was getting into the auto with one of my colleagues ... there was a guy that walked up to us that was asking whether there was Republicans or Democrats out there", he said during the interview.

While this was a time to put political divisions aside, Pelosi said, she forcefully condemned Republicans who sought to blame the attack on liberals and the rise of an activist left. The others were Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey; Zack Barth, a staffer for Texas Rep. Roger Williams; and Mike Mika, an activist and former congressional staffer.


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