GOP Rep. Steve Scalise released from intensive care unit
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who was shot last month by an angry Bernie Sanders supporter, has been released from the MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s intensive care unit.
NBC 4 Washington reports that Scalise was released from the hospital’s ICU on Wednesday morning, nearly one month after he suffered getting shot in the hip by 66-year-old Illinois resident James T. Hodgkinson, who opened fire at Republican lawmakers during an early-morning congressional baseball practice on June 14.
Scalise was first discharged from the ICU on June 23, although he had to later be readmitted due to complications involving organ damage that he suffered due to the shooting.
“The 51-year-old congressman was struck in the hip and the bullet tore into blood vessels, bones and internal organs,” notes NBC 4 Washington. “He has had several surgeries since the shooting.”
Four other congressional staffers were shot by Hodgkinson on June 14, although none of them suffered serious injuries as Scalise did. Hodgkinson was fatally wounded in a shootout with police during his attempted massacre of Republican lawmakers.