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Steve Scalise Readmitted To ICU In Serious Condition

Steve Scalise Readmitted Hospital Intensive Care Unit
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Jul. 6 2017, Published 12:36 p.m. ET

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House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise has been readmitted into the intensive care unit in serious condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center just three weeks after the near-fatal Congressional baseball practice shooting, has learned.

"Congressman Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center due to new concerns for infection," MedStar said in a statement on Wednesday. "His condition is listed as serious. We will provide another update tomorrow, July 6."

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At the end of last month, the No. 3 House GOP leader was upgraded to fair condition and moved out of ICU.

The the hospital announced at the time that he was "beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation."

As reported, Scalise was shot when a gunman opened fire on a field in Alexandria, Virginia, where several GOP members of Congress were practicing for a baseball game against their Democratic colleagues.


Five people were hospitalized — including the suspect and Scalise — after the vicious attack.

The gunman has been identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, a known anti-Republican who was killed by police during the savage strike.

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