Here's how to watch the Congressional Baseball Game live
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 20, 2017,
Jun 20, 2017, 19:13
They said he was able to communicate through notes and signed the game ball from Friday's congressional baseball game.
US lawmakers returned to regular business on Thursday and prepared to play their annual charity baseball game, one day after a man who had expressed anger toward President Donald Trump opened fire on Republican legislators, leaving a senior congressman in critical condition.
The FBI says the shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, was killed by police. The bullet entered his left hip and tore through his pelvis, breaking bones, injuring organs and causing severe bleeding.
Congressional Democrats beat their Republican counterparts in Washington's annual charity baseball game, an event marked by the shooting of Rep.
Scalise was rushed to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and was immediately taken into surgery. Congressional aide Zack Barth, Tysons Food lobbyist Matt Mika and Capitol Police Officer David Bailey were also shot in the attack, but have since been released from the hospital.
He underwent another surgery on Saturday at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the statement adds, and his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious. Scalise's colleagues will take the field wearing Louisiana State University baseball caps as a tribute to his alma mater.
"In Washington we have our disagreements, but we all agree that we are here to serve this nation we love, and the people who call it home", President Trump said in a video address to the crowd. Despite the shooting, the game is scheduled to go forward as planned Thursday evening at Nationals Park.
"It was important to come together to show bipartisanship", said New Orleans resident Caroline Waller, who had traveled to Washington to watch the game. His risk of death is "substantially lower" than it was when he was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, and "I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Sava said.
His family said they appreciate the support they've received from lawmakers and the president, and are thankful for the bravery of the special agents.
It is one of the most anticipated events of summer at the Capitol, with Democrats and Republicans splitting the 79 games that have been played over the years 39-39, with one tie.