Last summer, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was while practicing for a charity baseball game in a targeted attack. He was seriously injured and is still recovering from the wounds.
In June 2017, Scalise was released from the hospital after several touch-and-go days. Afterward, he was reported to be doing well. However, on July 5th, his rep released the troubling news that he had been readmitted to the intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The relapse is due to an infection. For a time, he was listed in ”serious” condition.
The Republican congressman is back in the hospital again. However, this time it isn't a surprise.
"Congressman Steve Scalise has initiated a series of planned, inpatient procedures related to his ongoing recovery from injuries sustained in last summer's shooting attack," said the MedStar Washington Hospital Center where he is receiving treatment.
"He is in excellent spirits and is eager to return to work as soon as possible. It is anticipated that he will remain in the hospital for several days," they added.
In a note obtained by CNN, Scalise seemed in excellent spirits.
"Rest assured that I plan to be fully engaged in my work as I recover from this surgery and I am eager to be back at the Capitol as soon as my doctors say I'm able," said Scalise.
Last year's shooting appeared to be politically motivated. The gunman, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, fired shots at Republican congressmen practicing for a charity baseball game for a solid two minutes. He also exchanged fire with Capitol Hill police.
Hodgkinson is an outspoken anti-Trump and a socialist Democratic Bernie Sanders supporter. He specifically targeted GOP leaders after confirming with a bystander that the Republican team was practicing that day.
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