Rep. Steve Scalise was shot in the hip while practicing for a charity baseball game. The shooter was a former Bernie Sanders volunteer who showed up with a rifle with the explicit intent of killing Republicans.
Scalise had been in intensive care after his initial surgery, but when it seemed like he was making good progress, he was transferred back to a regular hospital room.
His condition worsened when he developed an infection, and he was rushed back to the ICU.
The six-term Louisiana lawmaker underwent surgery for the infection last week.
Accordomg to Scalise’s trauma surgeon, Dr. Jack Sava, when the congressman initially arrived at the hospital with intense internal bleeding he was at “an imminent risk of death.”
Scalise has since undergone multiple blood transfusions and was at a risk for infection.
Although Scalise’s road to recovery is going to be a long one, it looks like he’s finally out of the woods.
Doctors haven’t said when Scalise will be able to leave the hospital, but at least his condition is improving.
The Federalist Papers Project reports:
Finally, some good news in politics.
Representative Steve Scalise, House Majority Whip who was shot several weeks ago in a left-wing political assassination attempt, is once again out of the intensive care unit and back into a regular hospital room.
Scalise has had several surgeries and been in an out of the ICU since first arriving at the hospital but things are looking better now, The Washington Examiner is reporting.