Published: Sat, June 17, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

How to Watch the Congressional Baseball Game

How to Watch the Congressional Baseball Game

President Donald Trump said Thursday that the entire country is praying for Rep. Steve Scalise's (R-La.) recovery from Wednesday's shooting during baseball practice in Alexandria., Va., and that in his own way, the congressman may have unified the country.

"When he arrived he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava said, adding that the Louisiana lawmaker is expected to be in the hospital for weeks.

A rifle-toting USA man opened fire Wednesday at about two dozen Republican lawmakers and staff holding a baseball practice ahead of a charity game, shooting a top Republican congressman and three others in a hail of bullets.

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise has been undergoing a third surgery after he and others were shot at a baseball practice by a man hostile to the GOP.

The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore across his pelvis, cracking bones and injuring organs and blood vessels.

President Donald Trump says that wounded Congressman Steve Scalise's condition is more hard than people first realized.

During their 20-minute visit to the hospital, Trump sat next to Scalise's bed and spoke with the congressman's family, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer.

Thousands of people packed into Nationals Park Thursday night to watch the Republicans take on the Democrats in the 56th annual Congressional Baseball Charity Game.

But Scalise can hope to make an "excellent recovery", his trauma surgeon said Friday.

A congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was also shot in the leg and has since been released from the hospital.

"It's been much more hard than people even thought at that time", Mr Trump said.

A Federal Bureau of Investigation lab team looks for evidence in the outfield signage at the ball field which is the scene of a multiple shooting in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmake.

Adams Jones said Bailey always had a passion for law enforcement and was proud to join the Capitol Police force about eight years ago.

Two members of Scalise's Capitol Police security detail were wounded as they exchanged fire with the gunman in what lawmakers described as several chaotic, terror-filled minutes.

President Donald Trump is calling for unity in a video message to the Congressional Baseball game, telling the Republican and Democratic competitors "we are here to serve this nation we love and the people who call it home".

"I would encourage you to talk to military medical colleagues about what it's like to be shot with a high-velocity rifle in the hip region", Sava said.

"On behalf of Steve and our children, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have received since Wednesday's events".

"We also pray special agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey of the Capitol Police for their heroic deeds that saved so many lives. America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this awful shooting".

Republican Joe Barton of Texas, whose 10-year-old son witnessed the shooting, lamented a political climate in which he said lawmakers "are not looked at as people anymore".

Afterward, the lawmakers praised Capitol Police and Alexandria Police, saying that without their actions the outcome could have been far worse.

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