Scalise's condition upgraded to serious: He 'is speaking with his loved ones'


In a statement released on behalf of the House majority whip's family, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise is now in serious 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. Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death.

Sava said that doctors on Thursday had operated on him to fix the broken bone.

Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured.

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According to Fox News, the handwritten list was found in a van belonging to James Hodgkinson by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the lawmakers named on the list are known to be conservative members associated with the Freedom Caucus. Scalise sustained a gunshot wound to the hip that broke bones, caused damage to internal organs and caused severe bleeding.

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Thankfully, nobody was killed in the tragedy (with the exception of Hodgkinson), though House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in the hospital.

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.

Scalise is being treated in the hospital's intensive care unit. Two Capitol Police officers were wounded in the attack; they were credited with averting a massacre.

"Our hearts are broken over the assault that was made, really, on all of us", she said, "but personally heartbroken over the dea...ah, at what happened to Steve Scalise, our colleague".

Investigators studying Wednesday's attack at a suburban Virginia park said shooter James Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers. Capitol Police officer David Bailey and Texas Rep.