Majority Whip Scalise Readmitted to ICU After Three Weeks in Hospital

Representative Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit after 3 weeks of hospital care due to concerns over a new infection, The Hill reports.

“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. We will provide another update tomorrow, July 6,” a statement from Scalise’s office said Wednesday night.

Scalise, who is the No. 3 Republican in the House, was one of six injured by a lone gunman at a practice for the annual congressional baseball game last month. He was shot in his left hip and was admitted to the MedStar Washington Hospital Center under “critical condition” due to internal injuries.

Other victims included two congressmen, a congressional aide, a lobbyist and two police officers. Police fatally shot the shooter, identified as 66-year-old Illinois resident James T. Hodgkinson.

Scalise was reportedly improving, according to a report yesterday, and was able to get out of bed though unable to eat. MedStar Washington Hospital Center doctors had upgraded the lawmaker to “fair condition” late last month.

The FBI said it didn’t appear that Hodgkinson was targeting a specific individual and the attack appears to have been spontaneous. Scalise is the 17th member of Congress shot while in office.

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