Congressman at shooting scene made 'frantic' phone call to his wife

Washington tunes in for Congressional Baseball Game

They put pastime ahead of partisan politics for a night, trading floor votes and filibusters for ball caps and cleats.

The popular annual face-off, which raises money for charity, is scheduled for Thursday evening at Nationals Park across the Potomac River in Washington, and will go forward as planned.

The Republican lawmaker was treated at a Washington hospital Wednesday after a single rifle shot struck his hip during a shooting attack at a GOP congressional baseball practice in suburban Virginia.

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Republican Congressman Steve Scalise has been undergoing a third surgery after he and others were shot at a baseball practice by a man hostile to the GOP.

When the Representative entered MedStar Washington Hospital after a mass shooting at a Congressional baseball practice, his surgeon said, he was "as critical as he could be".

Several other people were also injured in Wednesday's shooting before Scalise's security detail and other police officers gunned down the assailant, who later died.

The game at Nationals Park carried on a century-old bipartisan ritual, this one tinged with worry about Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise and the players' determination to answer the attack by coming together in sport. "The lagniappe is the fact that so many people are calling asking for purple-and-gold garb and wanting to honor Steve and LSU". Scalise graduated from LSU in 1989 with a computer science degree and a minor in political science.

Spectators started a short chant of "USA" and many proud staffers walked around in U.S. tee shirts, as opposed to the usual shirts for specific members.

"I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago", Sava said. "We're here to show solidarity". 'We're the ones who are hurt.' Granma, the official organ of Cuba's Communist Party, described Trump's declarations in real-time blog coverage Friday as 'a return to imperialist rhetoric and unilateral demands.' Cuba's government may not formally respond to Trump's speech until a speech Monday by its foreign minister. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wore an LSU jersey to the game to support Scalise.

"I know Steve and I know that he is a fighter", Rep. Cedric Richmond said, "And whether that fight is for two weeks, two months, two years, we know he will fight all the way to the end".

Lucee Laursen of La Crosse, Wisconsin, interning in the capital for a nonprofit, said, "It's showing that we might have differences in political spheres but we come together for a good cause". "It's important to reflect".

According to The Washington Post, the storied congressional baseball games are tied at 39-39-1.

The game, which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, is a rare example of bipartisanship in an increasingly polarized Washington. But Trump went on to say that "Because of him and the tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring - and he's having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought - our country will perhaps become closer, more unified, so important".

Asked if he's confident Scalise will pull through, Richmond told reporters Thursday, "I'm prayerful he will pull through".

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