Rep. Steve Scalise’s condition upgraded to ‘serious’

Supporters of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., hold signs before the Congressional baseball game, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Washington. The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
“Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise’s condition has been upgraded to ‘serious’ after he underwent surgery Saturday for injuries sustained in a shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice earlier this week, the hospital treating him said in a release.
Scalise, the third-ranking GOP leader in the House, ‘continues to show signs of improvement,’ MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement released on behalf of his family. ‘He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones. The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers.’
Scalise, Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika, congressional aide Zach Barth and US Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner were shot during an attack on the Republican congressional baseball team as it practiced Wednesday morning. Capitol Police officer David Bailey and Texas Rep. Roger Williams were also injured during the incident.” Read more here…
Reported by Jennifer Hansler (CNN)