POTUS and FLOTUS Visit Congressman Scalise in the Hospital
As TGP previously reported, two GOP congressmen have told the media that House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) had to have a second operation Wednesday afternoon following the shooting at a Congressional Republican baseball practice early Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia that wounded him in the hip.
President Trump and First Lady Melania visited Congressman Scalise in the hospital Wednesday evening. The First Lady brought flowers for Congressman Scalise.
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Trump planned to make the stop past 8 p.m. ET to Medstar Washington Medical Center, where Rep. Steve Scalise, the number three House Republican, underwent surgery earlier Wednesday for wounds sustained in the shooting, which took place outside Washington.
The hospital said after the surgery that Scalise remained in critical condition. A US Capitol Police officer who was also hurt in the gun attack was also receiving treatment at the facility, situated about three miles northeast of the White House.
Ahead of his visit, a White House official said Trump may only be able to visit Scalise’s family, which has gathered at the facility, since the lawmaker himself remains critically ill.
Mark Knoller, White House Correspondent for CBS reported that First Lady Melania brought flowers to give to the injured Congressman.
Press pool told @FLOTUS accompanied Pres to the hospital and has brought flowers for Rep. Scalise, who had to undergo surgery today.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 15, 2017
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) June 15, 2017
H/T: Josh Caplan
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