Trump Visits Heroic Capitol Police Officer And Her Wife

Marsha Scott
June 19, 2017

He suffered a rifle wound in his left hip that shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding.

Dr. Jack Sava, trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center where Scalise was taken, said several operations have managed to control the bleeding. These fearless members of law enforcement remind us to be thankful every day for all the first responders who willingly put their lives on the line to protect us. The doctor declined to discuss details of damage to Scalise's internal organs and said the medical team would make no effort to remove "possibly hundreds" of bullet fragments in the lawmaker's abdomen.

Six people were wounded on Wednesday in Virginia, when 66-year-old James T Hodgkinson opened fire on several Republican members of Congress practising for a charity baseball game.

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

Scalise has undergone multiple surgeries and will need more.

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 arrived "in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava said, adding that now, "we are encouraged by improvement in his condition". Both had appeared on the House floor earlier Thursday.

Scalise is being treated in the hospital's intensive care unit.

In a final flourish of bipartisan camaraderie for the night, Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, his team's manager, accepted the trophy, then gave it to his GOP counterpart, Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, to put in Scalise's office on behalf of the Democrats.

Once he has recovered, Sava said, Scalise will require rehabilitation.

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"Jennifer Scalise also is thanking the first responders who rushed to her husband's aid Wednesday and the staff at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where her husband remains in critical condition".

His detail, which was eventually joined by Alexandria Police and other first responders, fended off the shooter, James Hodgkinson of IL, killing him in the subsequent gunfight.

A number of citizens took to social media to call out Trump, Pence and Scalise - who remains in grave condition as they do not show much support to the LGBTQ community.

Investigators said Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers, and Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful". Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois, home inspector, had been living out of his van near the park.

Brooks said "Gunman certainly knew who he was targeting- elected officials".

Republicans and Democrats joined in a spirited, friendly rivalry Thursday at their annual Congressional Baseball game, many fresh from the penetrating horror of the ballfield shooting rampage a day earlier and all playing in honor of their grievously wounded colleague.

At the close though, Democrats reminded attendees that all players, no matter the party affiliation, were on "Team Scalise".

Bailey, he recalled, was a "really positive, positive" officer.

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