Doctors to Give Update on Condition of Congressman Shot at Baseball Practice

Republicans and Democrats have swapped political insults for friendly rivalry at their annual congressional baseball game in honour of House of Representatives politician Steve Scalise, critically injured in a shooting rampage.”I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago”, Sava said. Pat Meehan, a relief pitcher and Republican from Delaware County who was absent from Wednesday’s practice, where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, two Capitol Police officers and two others were injured in the gunfire.The game raised more than a million dollars for charity.Scalise is a member of the team and had been fielding balls at second base in preparation for the game when he was shot. “It’s cool that they’re putting it on even after the shooting”.Sava says infection remains a risk, after doctors performed several surgeries to stop bleeding and begin repairing abdominal and bone damage. But in honor of Scalise’s alma mater, he word a Louisiana State University cap – as did many others. Costello meant to go to practice Wednesday, but missed his ride. “Stories that aren’t really told or reported on”, Shimkus said.The crowd was a mix of Democrats and Republicans.The game at Nationals Park, Washington DC, carried on a century-old bipartisan ritual, this one tinged with worry about Louisiana Republican Mr Scalise, 51, and their determination to answer the attack by coming together in sport.He appeared to find some enjoyment as the GOP’s leadoff hitter.With Thursday’s game, Democrats have won 40 of the contests over the years.In the stands, it felt just like any other baseball game.Almost 25,000 tickets were sold for the game and it was on track to raise more than $1 million, roughly double what it did a year ago, organizers said. A congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was shot in the leg; he was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon, the Post reports. U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, the SC delegation’s lone Democrat, said he always attended. Dwight Evans – made a point of sitting with a lawmaker from the opposite party.A shooter, killed by return fire from officers, sprayed rifle fire at congressional Republicans practicing on a diamond in Alexandria, Virginia, a Washington suburb.Evans and Fitzpatrick, both freshmen legislators, said they’ve been friends since being sworn in. “We are all horrified by this terrible attack on our friends and on our colleagues and those who serve and protect this capital”.The president’s meaning was not entirely clear, but Trump went on to say that “Because of him and the tremendous pain and suffering he’s now enduring – and he’s having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought – our country will perhaps become closer, more unified, so important”.”There is so much you do that I disagree with”, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, a staunch conservative, told his panel’s top Democrat, unwavering liberal Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.