“Steve’s greatest joy is being a father to Madison and Harrison, and a husband to Jennifer”, a tweet from his account reads.
As congressional Republicans and Democrats joined Thursday night in their annual baseball game, played this year in Scalise’s honor, word came from the hospital that he remained in critical condition, but had “improved in the last 24 hours”.
“We’ve got to move on, in a sense, that, it means so much to us, to all of us who live there”, said Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, a Del Ray resident. “Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it’s a ‘good possibility” that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity. He declined to describe specific internal injuries.
“I understand he was awake on scene but by the time he was transported by helicopter to the MedStar trauma center, he was in shock”, Sava said.
Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise’s body.
But he added: “We fully expect him to be able to walk”, and “hopefully run”.
“He will certainly be in the hospital for a considerable period of time”, he said.
“I feel a lot more optimistic than I do two or three days ago”, Sava said.
His family said they appreciate the support they’ve received from lawmakers and the president, and are thankful for the bravery of the special agents. Congressional aide Zack Barth, Tysons Food lobbyist Matt Mika and Capitol Police Officer David Bailey were also shot in the attack, but have since been released from the hospital.
Griner, who was also shot, is in the hospital in good condition and spirits after a gunshot wound to the ankle, Sava said today.
Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.
Scalise, 51, sustained injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in his left hip on Wednesday morning on a baseball field in a Washington suburb.
The list of names reportedly included Alabama Rep Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep Trent Franks.
Hodgkinson, who was said to have been motivated by grievances against President Donald Trump and other Republican politicians, was carrying a list with the names of at least three lawmakers, the New York Times reported Saturday, citing law enforcement officials.