'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'

Capitol Police Called Heroes for Taking Down Gunman

Capitol Police Called Heroes for Taking Down Gunman

As congressional Republicans and Democrats joined Thursday night in their annual baseball game, played this year in Scalise's honor, word came from the hospital that he remained in critical condition, but had "improved in the last 24 hours".

She said Republican vitriol and caricatures of her had resulted in "calls to my home constantly, threats in front of my family, really predicated on their comments and their paid ads". Capitol Police officer David Bailey and Texas Rep. Roger Williams were also injured during the incident.

Scalise, 51, had another surgery on Saturday and "he is more responsive and is speaking with his loved ones", a statement posted to his Twitter account said.

Sava said the congressman remains sedated but was able to "respond to family members" and physicians.

Following a day that saw most congressional business canceled, the House approved legislation offering health insurance tax credits to some veterans while committees pondered subjects from federal land management to cybersecurity.

A list found on the body of James Hodgkinson, the suspect in Wednesday's shooting at an Alexandria, Va., baseball field, revealed the names of three Republican lawmakers, the Washington Examiner reported Friday.

Earlier Thursday, Republican lawmakers met behind closed doors to share reflections and pray.

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Director of Trauma Dr. Jack Sava speaks during a news conference in Washington, Friday, June 16, 2017, about the condition of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. who was shot in Alexa. They also signed oversized cards sending well wishes to those who were injured in the shooting, including Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana.

"He's in some trouble", said Trump, who had visited late Wednesday.

Many lawmakers in both parties called for unity after the shooting. "We love you." Lewis led a House floor Democratic sit-in past year when Republicans refused to consider gun control legislation. The assailant had nursed grievances against President Donald Trump and the GOP - and was shot by police and later died.

House Speaker Paul Ryan visited Scalise at the hospital today, an aide said.

Investigators said in a statement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has searched the van, which was parked not far from the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field where Wednesday's shooting took place. He had been fielding balls at second base when he was hit, and dragged himself away from the infield, leaving a trail of blood until colleagues could rush to his aid.

The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party".

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