Scalise was still in critical condition Thursday night after another surgery, "but has improved in the last 24 hours", according to a statement from the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful".
Scalise remains in critical condition at a hospital near the Capitol and has undergone multiple surgeries. This game is always an important moment for both parties to come together, to support charity, build friendships, and celebrate our national pastime.
Doctors "fully expect him to walk", Sava said, "and hopefully run".
On Thursday, the hospital reiterated that Scalise will need more operations and will be in the hospital "for some time".
Vice President Mike Pence has visited the Washington hospital and "checked in" on a Louisiana congressman recovering from a gunshot wound. "We have controlled the internal bleeding, and his vital signs have stabilized", Sava said at a press conference.
DeSantis said the congressional aide also injured in the attack, Zach Barth, had volunteered to gather up balls during batting practice just before he was shot.
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When you give us soft greens, good greens and not much wind, you know there are going to be some good scores. Open a lot of times before. "I've shown what can happen with one bad swing". "I was excited to shoot 63".
Trump also adds, as he's said previously, that Scalise is "having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought" following the shooting Wednesday.
Players on both the Republican and Democrat teams will reportedly wear LSU gear during the game in honor of Scalise, who is an avid fan of Tiger baseball. On Friday, Bailey was spotted back in the Capitol building, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.
The practice was being held ahead of the annual Congressional Baseball Game, which raises money for charity.
The motive for the shooting remained unclear but authorities were zeroing in on the life of James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old man from IL, in the months and weeks before Wednesday morning's shooting. Despite the shooting, the game is scheduled to go forward as planned Thursday evening at Nationals Park.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the attack, which has raised questions about lawmakers' security, renewed the nation's contentious debate over guns and drawn fresh attention to the harsh rhetoric that reflects the deep political divisions in America. While the top lawmakers, including Scalise, have security details, others do not and they regularly appear in public without protection.
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