Rep. Steve Scalise’s condition was upgraded to serious from critical Saturday, according to a statement from MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Capitol Police said they had “no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful”.
Hodgkinson had taken his van to the mechanic who works two blocks from the scene of the attack. He died after officers in Scalise’s security detail and local police fired at him. This person was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The annual congressional baseball game, started in 1909, will go on as scheduled one day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was among five people shot by a gunman during an early-morning practice of the Republican team at a suburban Virginia ballpark. The round fragmented and did substantial damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the hospital Wednesday evening. “He’s going to be OK”. He arrived “in critical condition with an imminent risk of death”, Sava said, adding that now, “we are encouraged by improvement in his condition”.
Bailey received a hero’s welcome from a record crowd of almost 25,000 at Thursday’s game when he threw out the first pitch.
The two team managers, Republican Representative Joe Barton and Democratic Representative Mike Doyle, both vowed that their squads would win the charity game. The House and Senate got back to normal business on Thursday.
“I did tell Joe that I love him before the game and I love him after the game”. “But you have long since earned my respect, and you deserve to be heard, and you are an honorable individual”.
US President Donald Trump has called for unity in the wake of the horrific shooting incident in which a top Republican leader was injured, saying that despite differences the devotion to the country brings the people together. Lewis led a House floor Democratic sit-in past year when Republicans refused to consider gun control legislation.
“There is more risk involved in removing them”.
Officials said Hodgkinson was carrying notes on which he had written the names of some Republican lawmakers.
A spokeswoman for Capitol Police did not return CNN’s request for comment. A reading of the measure received a standing ovation.