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Republicans, Democrats battle as one: Team Scalise

He was hit in the left hip, suffering injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding.Dr. Jack Sava, trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, says several operations have controlled the bleeding and Scalise’s vital signs have stabilized.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. At a press conference, President Trump says that wounded Scalise’s condition is more hard than people first realized. But at a news conference, Pelosi bristled at comments made by a few Republicans and conservative activists who blamed heated Democratic rhetoric for the incident. “I would say that when he arrived, he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death”.President Donald Trump, who visited Scalise in the hospital on Wednesday, sent a video message that played at the start of the game.Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock.Republicans and Democrats joined in a spirited, friendly rivalry Thursday at their annual Congressional Baseball game, many fresh from the penetrating horror of the ballfield shooting rampage a day earlier and all playing in honour of their grievously wounded colleague.On a baseball diamond in Washington, D.C., there was a symbolic gathering of Democrats and Republicans that discarded all partisanship and came together as “Team Scalise”.After accepting it gracefully, Mr Barton cracked: “Next year we won’t be so nice”. Barth has been treated and released from the hospital; Mika, who was shot in the chest and arms, remains in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital.The suspected gunman, James T Hodgkinson, died from injuries hours after Wednesday’s shooting.The shooter fired repeatedly with a rifle at the baseball field in Alexandria before being wounded in a gunfight with Capitol Hill police who were at the scene, lawmakers said.Law enforcement officials proceeded Friday with their investigation of the attack at a suburban Virginia park, including examining Hodgkinson’s social media activities and his home in Belleville, Illinois. Authorities also were going over a cellphone, computer and camera taken from Hodgkinson’s white van, which was parked near the ballfield.Before James Hodgkinson left his home in Belleville, Ill., in March, he sold almost everything he owned from his businesses.Scalise was the most seriously injured of the four people Hodgkinson shot Wednesday morning.The House has returned to business after a gunman fired at a baseball practice, critically injuring a top Republican lawmaker and wounding several others.The lower deck was packed full of attendees, though, in Washington fashion, fans were more focused on their smartphones and beers than the actual game. On Friday, Bailey was spotted back in the Capitol building, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.