House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, according to a statement released by the hospital late Wednesday night.
The decision to readmit him was due to “new concerns for infection.”
It has now been three weeks since Scalise and other GOP lawmakers were targeted in an assassination attempt at baseball field during practice ahead of the annual congressional ball game. He and four others were shot.
In the wake of the shooting, there was a bipartisan call for unity and to tone down the rhetoric, which many have suspected had played a role in the attack. And the charity baseball game that took place the next day raised more than $1 million, smashing previous records. Proceeds from the game went to The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, Washington Literacy Center, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, the Capitol Police Memorial Fund.
When the hospital last updated Scalise’s condition on June 23, the House Majority Whip was said to be making “good progress” and was said to be in fair condition.
But now, Scalise’s condition has been downgraded to serious.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center said they will provide another update on Thursday.
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