'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'

Trevor Jackson
June 27, 2017

He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding.

Scalise was fielding balls at second base when he was shot, according to lawmakers present. "And that can cause damage to these organs". Richmond, who plays for the Democratic team, said he had visited the hospital multiple times.

Democrats and Republicans huddle for a prayer before the game.

The timing - early in the morning - and the targets - seemingly Republican elected leaders - make this crime even more insidious. Scalise was reported to have been tended to by Rep. Brad Wenstrup of OH, a US Army Reserve doctor who served in Iraq, before his treatment at the hospital.

The Democrats won the game, 11-2.

The game has been heralded for its bipartisanship in a time when gridlock is common in the legislative branch.

CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook goes into detail about the nature of Rep. Steve Scalise's injuries.

David Bailey walked to the pitcher's mound on crutches and former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre handed him the game ball.

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British Ambassador Kim Darroch will throw the first pitch.

Congressmen quickly decided the tradition would not be stopped by Wednesday's attack on the GOP team. "It's been - he's in some trouble, but he is a great fighter and he is going to be okay, we hope", he said at a White House event.

Trump wasn't able to attend the event in person due to security protocols.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's condition after being shot in the hip Wednesday is more serious than first expressed, President Donald Trump said Thursday. He said he did so to ensure that Mrs. Scalise would not find out about the shooting through the media.

Speaking today from the White House, President Trump said Scalise's condition- initially announced as "stable" - was "much more hard that people even thought at the time".

"This game is always an important moment for both parties to come together to support charity, build friendships, and celebrate our national pastime", he said.

Many wore red or blue to show their party loyalty, but the spirit was one of unity in reaction to Wednesday's shooting of four people at a practice field in Alexandria, Va., including Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who remains in critical condition. The popular annual face-off, which raises money for charity, is scheduled to go forward as planned Thursday evening at the Nationals stadium across the Potomac from where the shooting took place.

Zach Barth, a staffer for Republican Congressman Roger Williams, and Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tyson Foods, were wounded in the attack.

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