Wounded US lawmaker ‘in some trouble’, Trump says

Within hours, the tragic shooting on a baseball practice field near Washington that left the shooter dead and a congressman and others wounded seemed to bring some foes in Congress together.”It’s been much more hard than people even thought at the time”, Mr Trump said of the treatment of Mr Scalise, the No 3 GOP leader, who is in critical condition and underwent a third surgery at the MedStar Washington Hospital Centre.It was unclear whether he had emerged from surgery as of mid-day Thursday. She noted that she has received numerous threats herself over the years, and is now the target of millions of dollars in negative ads in a House district in Georgia where a hard-fought special election will take place next week.Shannon Davis, who was on her way to work, said she received a frantic phone call from her husband.Scalise remains in critical condition following surgery, with the hospital treating him saying in a statement Wednesday night “he will require additional operations”.The FBI and Alexandria Police Department said in a joint statement Thursday that federal authorities had examined the rifle and handgun recovered from the scene and determined that Hodgkinson had bought them from licensed sellers.Pence said he and his wife, Karen, were praying for Scalise and all the injured and their families, as is America. Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured and remained hospitalized.”It’s been much more hard than people even thought at that time”, said Trump on Scalise’s condition.President Trump spoke about Scalise earlier on Thursday and asserted that the GOP Whip’s health battle was much more serious than originally believed.”We’re not going to let incidents like this change our way of life or our daily routines”, Doyle said, noted Entertainment Weekly. The Capitol Police Memorial Fund was added as a beneficiary after the shooting. “That is the source of unity, and more than ever, we must embrace it”, the president said. The two have enjoyed a long-running ribbing over the game, which Republicans won last year to break a seven-year Democratic win streak. On Thursday House proceedings were to resume as usual, and lawmakers were returning to the Capitol in search of some semblance of normalcy.U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner is in stable condition after suffering gunshot wounds.Another heartening outgrowth of the day’s grisly attack played out later Wednesday in the chamber of the U.S. House, in which leaders of both major political parties replaced acidic rhetoric with calls for unity and bipartisanship.Separately, Republicans also met behind closed doors before leaving Washington for the week.Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said in a brief interview that Democrats would be reminded of “positions they’ve taken in the past that are not consistent with their voice for bipartisanship today”. They signed oversized cards for the wounded. The shooter later died from his injuries.”He’s in some trouble”, said Mr Trump, who visited late on Wednesday.Davis is on the 2017 Republican team roster and was at the practice Wednesday morning.The practice was being held ahead of the annual Congressional Baseball Game, which raises money for charity.The congressional baseball match pits Republicans against Democrats.