WASHINGTON – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is listed in fair condition after undergoing a follow-up surgery on Wednesday, according to the MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Scalise was injured in an ambush-style shooting on June 14. The shooting, which also injured four others, took place in Alexandria, Virginia where a team of Republican lawmakers were practicing baseball for an annual game against Democratic counterparts. Scalise was shot in the left hip, causing fractured bones, injuries to internal organs and severe bleeding.
Scalise, who had to crawl away from the lone gunman, was airlifted and underwent emergency surgery immediately following the shooting.
Wednesday’s follow-up surgery is a part of Scalise’s ongoing recovery process, his office said. The MedStar Washington Hospital Center said that Scalise's surgery went well and he is now "resting comfortably."
"He is likely to remain in the hospital for several days and will then continue his recovery at home," the hospital wrote in a statement.
Since the shooting Scalise has undergone several major surgeries, with his condition ranging from critical to fair. He returned to work on the U.S. House floor in September to a standing ovation from his colleagues.
In a statement prior to Wednesday's follow-up surgery, Scalise said that he is “incredibly humbled by the outpouring of support and prayers” he has received throughout his recovery and is thankful for the care he has received from his medical team.
“I will remain fully engaged in my work as I heal from this procedure, and I look forward to returning to the Capitol as soon as I can within the coming weeks,” Scalise said.
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