'Excellent' News for Steve Scalise
He was discharged from hospital Tuesday
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2017 12:10 PM CDT
In this June 22, 2016, file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, speaks at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

(Newser) – Steve Scalise is out of the hospital. The House majority whip, who was injured in last month's shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia, was discharged Tuesday, Politico reports. The Louisiana Republican will now start "intensive inpatient rehabilitation," his doctors announced Wednesday. A statement from the hospital notes he has made "excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks ago," and he "is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation."

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