Junio 26, 2017

US Lawmaker Steve Scalise Showing Improvement After Baseball Field Shooting

18 Junio 2017, 11:29 | Gervasio Siguenza

The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity sold more than 20,000 tickets and raised more than $1 million for charity. "The game will go on", he said. We sent up some t-shirts and hats for all the legislators that will be playing in the baseball game today in Washington.

This year, lawmakers turned baseball players, will take the field in front of more fans than usual.

"They win if we give in".

"We're playing the game tomorrow".

Several spectators walked politics-related attire supporting particular candidates.

Scalise suffered the most serious wounds among several people hit by bullets Wednesday.

Because of Scalise, Trump said, "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".

Earlier Thursday, President Donald Trump commented on the congressman's condition, saying Scalise was "in some trouble" but that he hoped the congressman would be OK. The first said that he "remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours". And throughout the whole game we will all be Team Scalise. "We're united not as Republicans and Democrats, but as United States representatives", Barton said at a joint news conference.

Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period of healing and rehabilitation". Steve Scalise during practice days before. "It can not be rationalized, and so I would hope that you would pray for our country, as well", Edwards said.

On a baseball diamond in Washington, D.C., there was a symbolic gathering of Democrats and Republicans that discarded all partisanship and came together as "Team Scalise". Scalise is a member of the team and had been fielding balls at second base in preparation for the game when he was shot.

To loud applause he threw the first pitch, which is a longstanding baseball ritual that usually falls to a dignitary or celebrity. Three others were also shot including a Capitol police officer.

The shooting has brought members Congress together in some way.

"On behalf of Steve and our children, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have received since Wednesday's events", Scalise's wife, Jennifer, said in a statement Friday.

Rep. Richard Hudson told BuzzFeed News that, "we've seen a lot of good come out of this".

It's a tradition dating back to 1909. The Capitol Police Memorial Fund was added as a beneficiary on Wednesday. "I've gotten texts from Cleo Fields to Wendy Vitter all expressing support.We don't have the luxury to be partisan because we need too much, and the people who rely on us need too much". The stadium has 41,546 seats.

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