Rep. Steve Scalise posts update from hospital

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) discusses the release of the House Republican plank on health care reform at The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research on June 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

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House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R, LA-01) is out of surgery and resting after being readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center today.

The following statement was posted to his Twitter account, noting that Scalise “tolerated the treatment well,” though he remains in “serious condition.”

He was admitted early this morning for “management” of an infection related to bullet wounds sustained in last month’s mass shooting at the practice for a Congressional baseball game.

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Scalise was shot in the left hip, an injury that caused damage to bones and internal organs and caused massive internal bleeding. He was one of four shot that day, including two Capitol Police officers.

When he was admitted to Medstar Washington Hospital Center on the morning of the shooting, The Washington Examiner reports that he faced an “imminent risk” of death. Scalise was released from the hospital in “fair” condition on June 21.

Medstar Washington Hospital Center will provide another update on his condition tomorrow, the Examiner writes.

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