Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, doctor says

Trump: 'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'

Trump: 'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'

The Friday visit announced by Ryan's staff comes with Scalise in critical condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

However, according to Dr. Jack Sava, Rep. Scalise's condition has improved slightly.

The bullet damaged blood vessels, bones, and internal organs, Sava said.

The doctors said that while Scalise remains in critical condition, they "are encouraged by an improvement in his condition".

Since then, the lawmaker has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures to stop the bleeding and fix the bone.

Sava said the congressman remains sedated but was able to "respond to family members" and physicians. The fact that his injuries brought him close to death was not widely known initially.

The shot fired at Scalise left perhaps hundreds of bullet fragments internally, many of which may never be removed because surgery might be more unsafe than leaving them in place, Sava said.

Doctors "fully expect him to walk", Sava said, "and hopefully run".

Trump, after visiting the Louisiana Republican at the hospital, on Wednesday said Scalise was "in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter".

The surgeon on Friday said he was "a lot more confident and optimistic" about Scalise's recovery than he was two days ago.

Trump: 'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'

The congressman's risk of death was now substantially lower, because doctors have controlled the bleeding, and his vital signs have stabilized.

Sava said Scalise would need to undergo an additional operation within the next 48 hours and more beyond that.

"There is more risk involved in removing them".

The alleged shooter, identified by police as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, was killed in a shootout with police Wednesday morning after shooting Scalise, Griner and two others. The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media. "He was hit by a high-power bullet from a rifle shot by a wacko".

Officials said Hodgkinson was carrying notes on which he had written the names of some Republican lawmakers. "So important. So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you".

"It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump told reporters at the White House on Thursday, adding that he also had visited a wounded Capitol Police officer at the hospital.

Hodgkinson contacted both of his state's Democratic senators frequently, always through email links on their websites, spokesmen said Friday. He declined to describe specific internal injuries.

Hodgkinson also contacted the office of Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., at least 10 times over the past year, a Bost spokesman has said, characterizing the emails and phone calls as negative but not threatening.

Griner, who was also shot, is in the hospital in good condition and spirits after a gunshot wound to the ankle, Sava said Friday.

Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured and remained hospitalized.

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