Doctors 'encouraged' by Scalise's improvement

Kari Scott
June 17, 2017

The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL, was shot and killed by Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail. FILE - In this March 8, 2017 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Richmond said he assumes he will be Thursday night's starting pitcher for the Democrats, and the former college baseball player is likely to make Democrats the favorite tonight.

Scalise underwent a second surgery for internal injuries and a broken leg - his third procedure overall - and remained in critical condition but had shown improvement, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement on Thursday. But he will remain in the hospital for "a considerable period of time" and faces additional operations.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, second from left, arrives for a Special GOP Leadership Election on Capitol Hill in Washington on November 15, 2016.

Trump, in a video message played at the game, said the event had "a much deeper level of meaning" because of the shooting.

The first pitch was thrown by one of the two heroes of the shooting, member of the Capitol Police David Bailey, who along with colleague Crystal Griner are credited with taking down the gunman. Trump only alluded to the shooting indirectly while voicing support for the victims.

When the members of the Republican team were announced at Nationals Park, mention of Mr Scalise's name drew a standing ovation from the areas designated for Republican, Democrat and nonpartisan fans alike.

Keeping the game going has become an important statement for lawmakers - an emotional declaration that such attacks and threats of violence won't force them to hide or change their routines. "Let's hope so." he said.

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Only one person took the stage during the one-hour event. "We'll see more of them tonight". "It's all about gaming", Layden said. Sony showed off new footage for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy , a standalone title which will be available on 22 August 2017.

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More than $1 million has been raised for Congressional Sports for Charity, and more than 20,000 tickets have been sold for the game, the organizers wrote on Facebook Thursday afternoon.

The Democrats won the game, 11-2.

"They saved a lot of lives", the president said.

The US Congress and law enforcement authorities are looking at ways to improve security for lawmakers and their aides following Wednesday's shooting of Representative Steve Scalise and three others, with money being both the possible remedy and hurdle.

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.

The Washington Nationals released additional seating in Nats Park to accommodate the demand.

Even with lawmakers' determination for baseball bipartisanship, they say competitiveness remains. He was one of four wounded by a gunman Wednesday in an attack on a Republican team practice in Virginia.

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