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Not America’s Past Time: Steve Scalise Returns To ICU In Critical Condition

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Not America’s Past Time: Steve Scalise Returns To ICU In Critical Condition
UNITED STATES - JUNE 2: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks to the media following the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Rep. Steve Scalise is back in intensive care due to complications and possible infection. The U.S. representative was shot in the hip on June 14th when a gunman began firing a weapon at a baseball practice of Republican lawmakers in Virginia. Scalise was readmitted at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is said to be in serious condition.
“Congressman Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center due to new concerns about infection,” MedStar said in a statement. “His condition is listed as serious. We will provide another update tomorrow, July 6.”
Scalise is the No. 3 House GOP leader and was released from ICU in late June. The hospital said that he was “beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation.” He was one of five people wounded in the rampage. The gunman was killed by security officials.
Many of Scalise’s colleagues declared their good wishes on Twitter.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, tweeted, “Please join me in praying for @SteveScalise and his family tonight. #ScaliseStrong.”
Rep. Jason Lewis, R-Minn., tweeted, “Thoughts are with @SteveScalise family tonight as my friend Steve is readmitted to ICU. Steve, we are all praying for you. Get well soon.”
Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kansas, tweeted, “Please continue to pray for my friend @SteveScalise and his family.”
Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Scalise’s home state, tweeted, “We are all praying for your quick and full recovery @SteveScalise.”
Congressman Phil Roe, who represents Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District had told ABC earlier this week: “He’s had a very, very serious injury. He’s just out of bed. He’s not able to eat yet, but he is getting better.” This was before the recent change in Scalise’s condition.
Roe said that he is looking forward to Scalise’s full recovery an even invited him to attend the University of Tennessee-Louisiana State University football game in November of this year. “I’ve invited him to the LSU-UT football game in November, and hopefully, he’ll be well enough then,” said Roe. He sent Scalise a video message a few days ago along with 150 of their colleagues.
I’m sure our readers join with these Washington lawmakers in our hope that Steve Scalise overcomes this recent setback and continues toward recovery.

Credit: ABC News

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