Scalise critical but improving, will require additional operations: Hospital

Mr. Scalise was shot in the hip Wednesday at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, while practicing with fellow Republicans for the Congressional Charity Baseball Game. “I think it’s a big statement that they’re still having it”. “I think it’s well worth it”.Scalise underwent another surgery on Saturday and “continues to show signs of improvement”, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement.For the game, which began in 1909, members of the Senate and House of Representatives donned uniforms representing teams from their constituencies for the game and many topped them with hats from Louisiana State University, Mr Scalise’s alma mater, as a tribute. The crowd chanted “USA!”There was a loud ovation when Special Agent David Bailey, one of the Capitol Police officers injured in the attack, threw out the first pitch.”We have exceeded 20,000 in ticket sales”, the post said.The shooter responsible for opening fire on the baseball field on Wednesday was identified by police as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois.Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, who was at the baseball practice when the shooting happened, said one of the lessons lawmakers learned from the shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in 2011 was to consult closely with local law enforcement.The Nationals had to loan the Republican team catcher gear because their equipment is in evidence, per a person familiar with the exchange.Cuba’s 1470-word statement Friday night labeled Trump a hypocrite for calling on Cuba to improve human rights, saying the USA government “is threatening more limits on healthcare that would leave 23 million people without insurance. and marginalizes immigrants and refugees, particular those from Islamic countries”. The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity. Mika’s family said the lobbyist was shot multiple times.As in other mass shootings such as those in Charleston, Orlando and Newtown, once again, Americans are reminded of just how easy it is for an individual with deranged thought patterns to access the needed tools and gain easy access to his targets, as was likely the case in Alexandria, Va.The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity confirmed the milestone on Facebook.”It’s security for other people who are there, too”, she said. “You have not betrayed us – you kept your promise”. “We make our arguments, and put it to the people and that’s the way it goes”.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that on Thursday night, everyone will be “Team Scalise”.Support for Scalise was everywhere.The game has always been touted as one of the last remaining bipartisan traditions in an increasingly divided Washington.”It’s been much more hard than people even thought at the time”, Trump said.Democrats and Republicans huddle for a prayer before the game. “We tend to live in echo chambers, so maybe when there’s a more personal foundation in Washington it could ease political tension”.Cuba functioned as a virtual USA colony for much of the 20th century, and even reform-minded Cubans are highly sensitive to perceived US infringements on national sovereignty.When asked whether he feels like the safety of members of Congress is more in jeopardy than it was five or 10 years ago, Hoyer ultimately agreed.In the history of the contest, Republicans and Democrats each have won 39 games with one tie.Despite all the talk about bipartisanship in the wake of the shooting, Richmond said the game will be very partisan. “We hope”, he said.”I love it, and I know it’s what Steve wants”, U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, said in a telephone interview.