Just when we thought Steve Scalise was making a speedy recovery, we learn the GOP Congressman has suffered a health setback.
As TGP previously reported, two GOP congressmen told the media that House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) had to have a second operation following the shooting at a Congressional Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia that wounded him in the hip. AP reported that Congressman Scalise had to subsequently undergo a third surgery as well.
Now this: Congressman Scalise has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital due to new concerns for infection.
As per NBC Washington:
“U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the hospital due to new concerns about infection, according to a statement from MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
The one line statement was released at 10 p.m. Wednesday. Scalise was injured when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
Scalise, 51, was struck in the hip and the bullet shattered blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way. Doctors said he had arrived at the hospital after the shooting at imminent risk of death.
An update from Scalise’s Twitter account said his condition is listed as serious. Another update was expected on Thursday.”