BREAKING: Major Medical News About Steve Scalise Released

June 18, 2017

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On Wednesday, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip by a left-wing Bernie Sanders supporter who specifically targeted Republicans when he opened fire on conservative members of the congressional baseball team.

Scalise’s life has been in the balance since the shooting, but doctors at the MedStar Washington Hospital reported on Saturday that his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious on Saturday. 

A fighting chance

The Louisiana Representative has successfully battled through several surgeries and appears to be making a strong recovery. “Congressman Steve Scalise is in serious condition,” Scalise’s family said in a statement. “He underwent another surgery today, but continues to show signs of improvement.”

Optimism and prayer ahead of a recovery 

The severity of Scalise’s injury caused doctors to describe his condition as critical. He suffered damage to internal organs and experienced heavy blood loss, but now doctors indicate that his condition is getting better by the day.

The statement from Saturday continued:

He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones…The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers.

Dr. Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, indicated on Friday that the shooting put Scalise at “imminent risk of death,” adding that they are “more confident and a lot more optimistic now than two or three days ago.”

Scalise’s Twitter account sent out a message on Saturday night that he was watching the LSU Tigers baseball team play in the College World Series.

Rep. Steve Scalise on Twitter

Steve is watching @LSUbaseball, rooting hard for a big Tigers win tonight! #CWS #LSU ⚾️

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Martin Walsh

Martin Walsh is a staff writer for The Conservative Institute.  He has a Master's degree from the University of Mississippi in International Relations and leads a college lecture on terrorism.