The nation has been waiting with baited breath to hear how our congressmen who were the target of the Virginia shooting would fair. The event rocked the nation and made for some pretty intensive introspection; why did this happen, how did we allow things to go this far, etc. Sadly knowing the answers to who did it and why the did it didn’t repair the incredible damage suffered by our congressmen who were shot that day.
The most severely injured was the Majority Whip, Steve Scalise. He was shot in the hip while standing somewhere around second base on the diamond, and valiantly attempted to still crawl off the field, but he was too badly injured. His life in the balance, he underwent several surgeries and has had a long hospital stay.
Sadly, just when he thought he might get to go home to his family, he’s been rushed back to the hospital with a possible infection, and his life is once again in danger.
Via The Gateway Pundit:
“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.”
JUST IN: Rep. Scalise readmitted into hospital's intensive care unit due to infection concerns; condition listed as serious. pic.twitter.com/ESHoXsqY2u
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) July 6, 2017
It’s sad to think that all of this happened when he and his friends and co-workers were out practicing for a charity baseball game. And some lunatic with a gun decided to take his vendetta against a whole school of thought out on these men.
Some more details from US News:
“WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been readmitted to the intensive care unit at a Washington hospital, according to the medical facility.
The six-term Louisiana congressman and third-ranking House Republican was in serious condition Wednesday night and back in intensive care because of new concerns for infection, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement. The hospital said it would provide an update on Thursday.
Scalise and four other people were injured last month when a gunman opened fire on a Republican baseball practice in nearby Alexandria, Virginia. U.S. Capitol Police and other officers returned fire and killed the gunman. The rifle-wielding attacker has nursed grievances against President Donald Trump and the GOP.
The 51-year-old congressman was struck in the hip and the bullet tore into blood vessels, bones and internal organs. He has had several surgeries and had been upgraded to fair condition.
‘Congressman Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center due to new concerns for infection. His condition is listed as serious,’ the hospital said.
Scalise’s trauma surgeon, Dr. Jack Sava, had told reporters last month that Scalise had arrived at the hospital in shock, with intense internal bleeding and ‘an imminent risk of death.’ Scalise has received multiple blood transfusions, which can affect clotting. Infection also is a risk, especially if the intestines were perforated.
Scalise’s doctors had warned that his treatment would combine improvements with setbacks, and Wednesday’s announcement was consistent with that, said a person familiar with the lawmaker’s condition who was not authorized to discuss it publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The shooting in the Virginia suburb that critically wounded Scalise and injured several others has forced members of Congress to examine their security arrangements to determine if they are sufficient.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has said she favors more money for the U.S. Capitol Police force, which is seeking an 8 percent increase to nearly $427 million for next year. Pelosi, a California Democrat, said more money would help the agency enhance its presence when members of Congress, staff and others congregate away from the Capitol.
‘It’s security for other people who are there, too,’ she said at one point. ‘If somebody is coming after a member of Congress, you don’t want to be anywhere nearby.’
Members of the U.S. Capitol Police engaged in a shootout with the assailant during the Alexandria incident, and lawmakers said their presence probably prevented many deaths. Two police officers were injured; the shooter, James Hodgkinson, later died.
The police were at the ballfield in Virginia because Scalise is the majority whip and a member of the leadership. Other members of Congress are not afforded the same security as congressional leaders.
‘It seems self-evident that when the teams are practicing, there should be security there,’ Pelosi said.
Even before the shooting, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Pelosi had begun talking about changes that could improve members’ safety, said Ryan’s spokeswoman, AshLee Strong.”
Make no mistake, fingers can be pointed and political points can be made, but this is the fault of the left’s constant barrage of hatred being spewed toward their Republican co-workers. After all the time they’ve spent working together, apparently, they’re still not above encouraging their followers to take to the streets, as can be seen on the nightly news. The feigned outrage may be appeasing those who already loved the Democrats, but it’s not going to do the trick for anyone who’s paying attention.
Representative Scalise’s life has been changed forever, and possibly drastically shortened, because of the ideological battle that the left decided should be a literal battle. As we keep Steve Scalise in our prayers, perhaps we should pray for the hearts and minds of Americans too. Obviously, we need some divine guidance since we can’t keep from shooting one another on our own.
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