Friday, 15 December, 2017

Steve Scalise Has 'Improved in Last 24 Hours,' Remains in Critical Condition

Lance Thomas | 20 June, 2017, 00:11

The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore across his pelvis, cracking bones and injuring organs and blood vessels. Bailey then threw a pitch that bounced before reaching the catcher, Roberto Clemente Jr. Press secretary Sean Spicer didn't respond when asked what the reasons were and why those concerns didn't also prevent members of Congress from attending. The full episode featuring his interview with Mark Levin will air on CRTV Thursday evening at 9:00 pm ET and is available on demand for CRTV subscribers.

Both Republican and Democratic leaders at the game encouraged a sense of unity in the wake of the shooting during an otherwise politically rancorous time in Washington when the parties are sharply divided over healthcare legislation and investigations of the members of the Trump administration. "That's the source of unity, and more than ever we must embrace it, so on this special night, I leave you with three great American words that for generations have torn down barriers, built bridges of unity, and defied those who have sought to pull us apart". They brought bouquets of flowers for the recovering victims. "Ladies and gentlemen, let's play ball".

Members of the Republican team pray before the Democrats and Republicans face off in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017.

Scalise, the third-ranking Republican in the House, was seriously wounded when a gunman opened fire on him during a practice at a suburban Virginia baseball field for Thursday's annual congressional ballgame between Republicans and Democrats.

Sue Hodgkinson told reporters outside her IL home Thursday that she was busy with her job and didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, did between January and March. With the chief deputy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department by her side, she said she felt "horrible" about the actions of her husband of almost 30 years.

Despite the party atmosphere at the ball park, Larson said Wednesday's shooting cast "a pall" over the game.

The list, recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was found in James T. Hodgkinson's pocket, according to The Daily Caller.

Trump, after visiting the Louisiana Republican at the hospital, on Wednesday said Scalise was "in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter".

The officer wound up having to jump on the hood of the driver's Mazda SUV to avoid being struck directly. The gunman died from injuries sustained in a shootout with police.

The driver was arrested for failure to obey an order and assault with a unsafe weapon.

They said that his "risk of death" has substantially lowered than when he arrived at the hospital.

The FBI said it was investigating the shooter's "activities and social media impressions" in the months leading up to the attack.

On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified the guns found at the scene of the shooting as a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62-caliber rifle.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Congressman Steve Scalise today", LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri said before the team left for Omaha. Two lawmakers who were leaving practice when they encountered Hodgkinson before the shooting believe he was targeting Republicans.

The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL. This person was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Shannon Davis also said that it would be "terrifying" to think about what would have happened if Scalise's security detail had not been there and hailed the Capitol Police officers as "heroes".

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