Rep. Scalise remains in critical condition after surgery

Capitol Police Called Heroes for Taking Down Gunman

Family members of Matt Mika say the MI native was shot multiple times in his chest and arm, and he remains in the intensive care unit in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital.

Scalise was rushed to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and was immediately taken into surgery.

Crossing party lines after the shooting that left four people injured, including House Majority Whip Steve #Scalise, Democrat and Republican lawmakers still pushed through with the 57th Congressional Baseball Game Thursday at Nationals Park.

"Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip".

Republicans and Democrats are fighting for bragging rights in their annual Congressional Baseball game, and doing so as one unit - Team Scalise. The crowd chanted "USA!"

DAVIS: There was a question yesterday of whether the game should go on tonight considering the events of the shooting, but members were unanimous that they believe that the game should go on, and that's exactly what Scalise would want to happen.

David Bailey, one of the two Capitol Police officers on Scalise's security detail who have been credited with saving his life, threw out the first pitch. It appears that Scalise, his Republican colleagues and others, who were practicing for a charity baseball game, were targeted by a man - who died from his own wounds - who disagreed with Republicans' positions. Before the game, all players bowed their heads for a moment of silence and prayer to honor Scalise.

Republicans won the game last year, ending a seven-year winning streak for Democrats.

"Baseball is the American game, to be able to play it, and that's why we have to play this game tonight", said Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, who injured his ankle in the chaos Wednesday and will watch from the third-base coaching box.

"It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday, adding he also visited the wounded Capitol Police officer at the hospital. "From everything we've known in our interactions with him, he never tipped off and gave any indication that he was violent in any way".

Mr Scalise, the House Majority Whip, remains in a critical condition in hospital.

His aide, Zack Barth, who was shot by the Virginia assailant, walked across the field on crutches. It was the second time members of Congress have been pictured praying for one another.

"I hope he's in good enough shape to watch, because he'll certainly feel good about what he sees", Flake said.

The Democrats defeated the Republicans 11-2.

"I think anybody that ever played baseball, the dream was to play in a major league stadium", Richmond said previous year. The Capitol Police Memorial Fund was added as a beneficiary on Wednesday. She called for increasing the budget for the Capitol Police force, so they'll just have a lot more resources to deal with threats as they arise.

Thursday's match-up represents a tie-breaker in the series.

Democrats bounced back from a loss previous 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.

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