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Congressman Undergoing A Third Surgery After Being Gunned Down At Baseball Practice

16 June 2017

He was out of surgery but remained in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement from his family.

Among the injured was Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot in the hip and taken away on a stretcher.

Pelosi says it's "outrageous" and "beneath the dignity" of the House, adding: "How dare they say such a thing, how dare they".

The California Democrat notes that she herself is now featured in millions of dollars of attack ads running in a Georgia House district where there's a hard-fought special election next week. Over social media he had lashed out at Trump and the GOP. Matt Mika Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was helping with practice when he was shot.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has played on the Republican team for the Congressional Baseball Game for seven years.

Griner and Bailey have been working together for years, most recently on the security detail of former Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

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President Trump and Scalise were friends as well as political colleagues.

"He entered the room, spoke with Scalise's family, and sat by his bedside with Mrs Trump", he said. "He's in some trouble". He was shot and killed by officers but not before wounding five people.

"We've had a very, very divided country for many years", Trump said.

"I know as sure as I'm standing here right now that there's no way we would have lived through that", Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Michigan, told "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley. Scalise and Mika, however, appear to be in need our prayers as they fight for their lives and return to health.

The discussion about security inevitably invited some discussion about guns, with some Republicans suggesting that concealed carry could ensure that they can protect themselves while Democrats suggested possible restrictions against guns.

The incident would have been far worse without the professionalism and heroism of the Capitol Police officers, who fired back at the assailant with their pistols and kept him pinned down. Representative Chris Collins called on Democrats to "tone down the rhetoric" on a radio show, but then later issued a statement that tasked everyone - "including myself" - to tone down the vitriol.

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Earlier on Thursday, Republican lawmakers met behind closed doors to share reflections and pray. They signed oversized cards for the wounded.

The gunman, identified as James Hodgkinson, later died of his injuries.

Speaking of POTUS, following his speech on the tragedy, he and his wife Melania Trump paid a visit to the hospital center in order to check on the House Majority Whip.

The vice president made the visit before flying to Miami for a summit meeting with Central American leaders. On Wednesday, Fleischmann and a group of GOP congressmen were practicing at Eugene Simpson Stadium Field ahead of the congressional ballgame for charity.

The congressional baseball match pits Republicans against Democrats.

Scalise underwent surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Wednesday after a man with a rifle shot him at a morning practice of the Republican congressional baseball team in Alexandria, Va.

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The Trumps also visited Crystal Griner, a US Capitol Police officer who was also injured during the melee, and presented Griner and Scalise's wife Jennifer with a bouquet of white flowers during the visit.