Here's how to watch the Congressional Baseball Game
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 17, 2017,
Jun 17, 2017, 19:43
The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore through his pelvis, breaking bones, injuring organs and causing severe bleeding.
"One of the things I think we need to look at is what they have available for them should something like this happen in the future", Conaway said.
Thought the game will go on, Majority Whip Steve Scalise, remains in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a level 1 trauma center.
"By playing tonight we are showing the world that we will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence or assaults on our democracy", said President Donald Trump, appearing on the park's giant screen but not attending.
Trump, after visiting the Louisiana Republican at the hospital, on Wednesday said Scalise was "in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter".
We weren't wrong to fear that Rep. Scalise was at death's door when he arrived at Washington MedStar Hospital after the shooting rampage at the baseball field in Alexandria. "He is grateful for the fearless actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues", his office revealed in a previous statement.
Scalise was fielding balls at second base when he was shot, according to lawmakers present.
A spokesman for George Washington University Hospital said that Matt Mika, a lobbyist wounded in the attack, was improving, and that as of Thursday night his condition had been upgraded from critical to serious.
"Right now the country is more divided in their political ideology than any other demographic or characteristic, and yesterday it showed", said Holly Spease, a Republican spectator from Tennessee, who wore a T-shirt with an elephant on it.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Jake Tapper on "Erin Burnett OutFront" that despite party affiliation they were both on "Team Scalise" on Thursday.
"They saved a lot of lives", the president said. The hospital also said it will continue to provide periodical updates. After winning the game 11-2, the Democrats gave their trophy to Republican manager Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, to give to Scalise. "He was hit by a high-power bullet from a rifle shot by a wacko". Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen visited Scalise in the hospital Thursday morning, and in remarks at an event in Miami Thursday afternoon Pence called Scalise "a good man" and "a patriot".
The Louisiana Republican was shot in the hip Wednesday morning in the baseball practice shooting by an IL man with grudges against President Donald Trump and the GOP. He's been undergoing repeat surgeries. His House colleagues paid tribute to him at their annual charity baseball game, while law enforcement tracked the path the shooter traveled to his ballfield carnage.
Police stood alongside the fence at the field where the women's team often gathers for early morning practices.