Steve Scalise Still in Critical Condition But Improving, Doctors Say

The two team managers, Republican Representative Joe Barton and Democratic Representative Mike Doyle, both vowed that their squads would win the charity game.

Brooks tells CNN that he was contacted by Capitol Police and told his name and office number were on the list.

House Majority Leader and MLK Day denier Steve Scalise remains in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center but is expected to recover and regain the ability to walk and run, MedStar's Dr. Jack Sava said Friday. The game was for healing.

"It's bipartisan, it's a charity, for crying out loud, it's in Washington D.C., we'll be able to honor Scalise and those others who have hurt".

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that Republican congressman Steve Scalise is in worse condition than initially believed.

On Twitter, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, blamed the shooting on "the leading cultural voices of the Left", but such political rhetoric was mostly drowned out by calls for unity and prayer.

He also said that Officer Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle, is in "good condition". The 59th annual baseball game, played at Nationals Park in southeast Washington, looks to be a place where members can show it. Senate and House members have participated in the Congressional Baseball Games since 1909.

"Let's just slow down and reflect, to think about how we're all being tested right now". Democrats have won seven of the last eight games, bringing the overall series to an even 39-39-1 (the teams played multiple times in some years).

A day later, federal law-enforcement officials are putting together Hodgkinson's backstory, trying to figure out whether he plotted the attack or seized an opportunity Wednesday morning at the baseball field in Virginia.

They want to speak with anyone who had any contact with the gunman, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, who agents say was living out of his white cargo van in the Alexandria area since March of this year. "The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and caused severe bleeding".

Scalise's next operation will likely take place in 48 hours, Sava said. Two lawmakers who were leaving practice when they encountered Hodgkinson before the shooting believe he was targeting Republicans.

CBN News spoke with several lawmakers who say it's a fine line to be available to constituents and still be safe.

"They saved a lot of lives", the president said.

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