Mr Scalise’s trauma surgeon said on Friday he could hope to make an “excellent recovery”, even he arrived at the hospital at imminent risk of death. Doctors said his prognosis was positive on Friday. Griner remained hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle, and Sava described her in good condition. This Father’s Day has special meaning for the Scalise Family, and they send their best wishes to every family, especially the dads.
Scalise sustained a single wound from a rifle, entering in the area of his left hip.
According to officials briefed on the FBI investigation, the list included congressmen Trent Franks of Arizona, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Mo Brooks of Alabama, and a few others that officials would not reveal. The president made his comments as he spoke in Miami to announce a new policy on Cuba.
News that the gunman had a list of names on him at the time of the shooting suggests that it wasn’t a random incident but instead was a premeditated attempt to kill the politicians.
Scalise was shot in the hip and taken to the MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday, where he underwent his first surgery after the attack.
It is not yet clear if the names on the list were intended targets, the source said. Capitol Police said they had “no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful”. The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media.
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and four others were injured in the shooting before U.S. Capitol Police fatally shot Hodgkinson.
Mr Mika’s family said he was still in intensive care but was able to communicate through notes – and had signed the game ball from Friday’s congressional baseball game.
Scalise and other Republican congressmen were practicing at the time for an annual game between Democratic and Republican legislators that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity.
“I am sickened by this despicable act”, Sanders said in a statement condemning all acts of violence.