United States congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital



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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., recounted candidate Trump's comments prodding supporters to pummel demonstrators at rallies and said Republicans were being "sanctimonious". He died after officers in Scalise's security detail and local police fired at him.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File).

Trump, who visited Scalise at the hospital on Wednesday, said the congressman was "in some trouble but he's going to be okay, we hope".

Police congregate near the home of shooter James Hodgkinson in Illinois, US.

"I think that an excellent recovery is a good possibility", Dr. Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said at a news conference Friday afternoon.

Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock.

A sole bullet hit his left hip and tore horizontally tore through his body, causing "substantial damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels", Sava said.

The doctors said that while Scalise remains in critical condition, they "are encouraged by improvement in his condition".

Sava said that Scalise (R-La.) has largely been sedated, but able to notice the presence of his family and the medical staff when doctors lessened his sedation. And Scalise, who suffered severe blood loss, had multiple units of blood transfusions.

Scalise, Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika, congressional aide Zach Barth and US Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner were shot during an attack on the Republican congressional baseball team as it practiced Wednesday morning. The fact that his injuries brought him close to death was not widely known initially.

According to Sava, the bullet fractured upon entering Scalise's hip. Once it has lodged in bone or muscle, "it's not going to do anything".

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Sava also said that Scalise will likely remain in the hospital for a "considerable period of time".

"I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago", Sava said.

They said that his "risk of death" has substantially lowered than when he arrived at the hospital. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers".

It emerged Hodgkinson had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration.

President Donald Trump says GOP Congressman Steve Scalise "took a bullet for all of us".

The names on the list reportedly include Reps. "I know you all will be playing extra hard tonight for Steve", Trump said.

House Republicans met privately earlier to discuss the shootings, pray and sign oversized cards for the wounded.

Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials declined to confirm media accounts that the list of names Hodgkinson carried was a "kill list"; they said the names were listed without any other comment.

Hodgkinson contacted both of his state's Democratic senators frequently, always through email links on their websites, spokesmen said Friday. He declined to describe specific internal injuries.

Though he remains in "serious condition", U.S. Rep.

Bailey was spotted on Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.

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