House Rep. Steve Scalise Readmitted to ICU

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House Rep. Steve Scalise, who was critically injured in a shooting on June 14, has been readmitted to the intensive care unit.


According to his staff, Scalise’s condition is listed as serious after he was readmitted with “new concerns for infection.”

Scalise, the majority whip representing Louisiana, was shot during the Republican baseball team’s practice for its annual charity game. He was shot once in the hip and sustained “significant damage to his blood vessels, bones, and some internal organs,” according to CNN.

The shooting also left four other people injured: a congressional staffer, a lobbyist, and two Capitol police officers. One of the injured officers, Crystal Griner, is credited with disarming the shooter and several lives. Griner’s heroism was particularly poetic as she is a queer black woman and Scalise has been described as one of the most anti-LGBTQ politicians in Washington.

Update: Scalise’s representatives said that he “tolerated” the surgery, but his condition remains serious.

Night Editor, Splinter