He was hit in the left hip, suffering injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding, in Wednesday's shooting.
Sava also said that Crystal Griner, one of the U.S. Capitol Police officers credited with saving Scalise and others at the field, sustained a gunshot wound to her ankle.
Pelosi says it's "outrageous" and "beneath the dignity" of the House, adding: "How dare they say such a thing, how dare they". 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.
The congressional game, which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, is a rare example of bipartisanship in an increasingly polarized Washington. To Matt's family, anything you need. "How dare they?" retorted Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, pointing to a year of venomous attacks by Republicans including President Donald Trump. "He's in some trouble". "People watch the media, and all the congressman and senators are friends".
Trump ended his remarks on Scalise by noting his shooting may have the silver lining of ending divides in American politics: "And Steve in his own way", Trump said, "may have brought some unity to our long divided country".
While the officers did not use rifles in responding to the shooting Wednesday, it is common for them to carry rifles while patrolling the Capitol grounds. "They saved a lot of lives", Trump said.
I talked to Pennsylvania Republican Pat Meehan yesterday.
A spokeswoman for Capitol Police did not return CNN's request for comment. "And that's why this hateful rhetoric has got to stop".
Separately, Republicans also met behind closed doors before leaving Washington for the week.
Though they won the trophy, Democratic manager Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., gave their opponents the winning prize so it could remain in Scalise's office.
Doctor says Rep. Scalise remains critical, but vital signs stable
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., on Thursday urged prayers for Scalise and the other victims of the shooting. Scalise has received multiple blood transfusions, which can affect clotting, something doctors will monitor closely.
During the game, a special tribute was held for Scalise, who is being treated at Medstar Washington Hospital Center.
After the hospital visit, Pence headed to Miami for a conference on Central America and meetings with the leaders of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.
Scalise and four others were shot Wednesday morning during a Republican practice for the annual congressional baseball game.
Democrats bounced back from a loss past year, when the game was played the night after they held an all-night session on the House floor to protest Republican inaction on gun legislation.
Democrats cautioned against falling into partisanship or laying blame. The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game, which raises money for charity, will go forward as planned Thursday evening and a big crowd is expected.
The official tells The Associated Press that 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson legally bought the assault-style rifle and 9 mm Smith and Wesson handgun that authorities recovered after the attack.
A police officer guards the shooting scene after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress.. Hodgkinson later died after a shootout with police.
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