Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'

Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise' Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'
Ellis Copeland | 20 June, 2017, 03:36

Although the weather in Washington looks headed toward a near-flawless summer night, an obvious and immovable shadow is being cast over Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game - a tradition that began more than a century ago.

The Congressional Baseball Game, usually a lighthearted charity that draws 10,000 spectators, had sold more than 25,000 tickets and raised more than $1 million for charity, according to organizers.

Colleagues who visited Scalise, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, sounded generally upbeat, but spoke more in terms of hopes than the confident predictions of the immediate aftermath a day earlier.

Mika, a MI native, was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). It includes photos of Scalise and his family.

In an emotional interview with CNN's Brooke Baldwin, Republican Rep. Rodney Davis and his wife recalled the horror of Wednesday's shooting at a congressional baseball practice.

USA congressman and senior Republican Steve Scalise has been upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition" and continues to show signs of improvement after being shot while he practised for a charity baseball game.

Infection remains a considerable risk in the days and weeks during Scalise's extended hospital stay, Sava said.

Sava declined to put a timeline on when that might happen or when Scalise, 51, will be able to leave the hospital.

The doctors said that while Scalise remains in critical condition, they "are encouraged by improvement in his condition".

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Hodgkinson - the suspect killed after wounding five people at a Republican congressional baseball practice Wednesday. But in honor of Scalise's alma mater, he word a Louisiana State University cap - as did many others.


Hours after a shooting left five people injured on Wednesday, including Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, organizers announced that the game was on, saying that the best way to honor them was "to play the game as scheduled" at Nationals Park. Infection also is a risk, especially if the intestines were perforated.

The man who opened fire on Republicans practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game Wednesday morning had a list of names on him at the time, a source confirmed to WTOP.

Scalise received numerous blood transfusions as surgeons worked to fix his torn blood vessels and other wounds, Sava said, adding: "We are encouraged by improvement in his condition over the last 36 hours".

Damage from a bullet occurs when it's traveling. "All you're doing is stirring up more trouble" by making another incision larger than the fragment to try to get it out, explained Dr. Deborah Stein, trauma chief at the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center. Doctors immediately performed surgery, but additional operations will be required, the hospital said in the late-night statement.

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. "I know you all will be playing extra hard tonight for Steve", Trump said.

David Bailey, a Capitol Hill police officer who was part of Mr Scalise's security detail and helped bring down the shooter, was also injured in the incident but had recovered enough to throw the game's ceremonial first pitch. Hodgkinson maintained a social media presence that was pro-Bernie Sanders and anti-Republican. "We have an Italian American connection", Pelosi said.

After the hospital visit, Pence headed to Miami for a conference on Central America and meetings with the leaders of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

"I want to take a moment to send our thoughts, love, and prayers to Congressman Steve Scalise and his entire family".

He was shot multiple times, including at least once in the chest.

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