Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery

Alvin Kelly
June 18, 2017

Scalise remains in critical condition, though doctors said Friday his vital signs have stabilized.

"The. ways they could do that is you've ever been treated by a mental physician or in a mental hospital, or you've been convicted of a felony, or have been convicted of domestic battery", said Wagner.

President Donald Trump sent a video message to the game, highlighting Scalise who remains in critical condition on Thursday after several surgeries.

Scalise's security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL, who had lashed out against U.S. President Donald Trump and other Republicans on social media.

The game at Nationals Park, Washington DC, carried on a century-old bipartisan ritual, this one tinged with worry about Louisiana Republican Mr Scalise, 51, and the determination to answer the attack by coming together in sport.

James Hodgkinson, who is from downstate IL, had a list of three Republican congressmen in his pocket. "It's about Republicans and Democrats". Democrats won in an 11-2 blowout. They, like so many other courageous police officers, represent the very best of us. "We will play for those affected by these despicable and cowardly actions, to support local charities. and to remind the American people that this violence will not define or divide us".

Scalise is spending his second day at MedSTAR Washington Hospital where another surgery is expected.

Tom Tinnin, an Albuquerque real estate developer and former New Mexico State Fair manager, was in Washington before Wednesday's shooting and decided he had to get a ticket to the game. That was the most ever in the history of the game, which was first played in 1909, and then began as an annual tradition in 1962. The Democrats' win put them ahead 40-39-1 in the history of the series.

The bipartisan spirit was present on and around the field before the game.

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"It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump said. His risk of death is "substantially lower" than it was when he was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, and "I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Sava said. "We tend to live in echo chambers, so maybe when there's a more personal foundation in Washington it could ease political tension".

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.

Colleagues who visited Scalise, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, sounded generally upbeat, but spoke more in terms of hopes than the confident predictions of the immediate aftermath a day earlier.

"We will go at it", he said.

The FBI, ATF, U.S. Capitol Police and Alexandria Police said Thursday that said the shooter's weapons were a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62 caliber rifle, which he appears to have purchased legally.

President Trump delivered a videotaped statement, saying, "we will not be intimidated. the game will go on".

Texas Rep. Roger Williams was also injured Wednesday but still coached the Republican team during Thursday's contest. "If somebody is coming after a member of Congress, you don't want to be anywhere nearby".

"That was tough for me", Duncan said. "We don't need to be knee-jerk reactionaries".

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