Steve Scalise

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2nd Member of Congress Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lawmakers are being warned of possible exposure

(Newser) - A second member of Congress has now tested positive for coronavirus—and numerous other lawmakers are now in self-quarantine. Rep. Ben McAdams, a Democrat from Utah, announced Wednesday night that he has self-quarantined after testing positive, NBC reports. "On Saturday evening, after returning from Washington, DC, I developed mild... More »

Trump Gets Personal After Fox Host Interviews Scalise

He slams 'nasty, obnoxious' Chris Wallace

(Newser) - After Fox News host Chris Wallace clashed with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise over the impeachment inquiry in an interview Sunday, President Trump called him "nasty" and said he would never measure up to his father, late 60 Minutes lead reporter Mike Wallace. Scalise "blew the nasty &... More »

GOP Lawmakers' Storming of Room Caused 5-Hour Delay

House Republicans accused of flouting security procedures

(Newser) - Defense Department official Laura Cooper testified before House committees at a closed-door impeachment hearing Wednesday—eventually. The hearing was delayed for five hours after at least two dozen House Republicans stormed the secure area where Cooper was due to speak and staged a sit-in, demanding that the proceedings be opened... More »

A Year After Shooting, Scalise Returns to Play Ball

'It's been a long road to this day,' congressman says

(Newser) - Republicans and Democrats put aside the sectarian hostilities that have increasingly defined Washington and came together on the baseball diamond Thursday, a year after bullets from a would-be mass assassin shook Congress to its core. Democrats prevailed 21-5 in the 57th Congressional Baseball Game for Charity at Nationals Park. But... More »

Congressional Baseball Attack: Everything Went 'Exactly Right'

BuzzFeed recounts how a 'series of miracles' prevented a much larger tragedy that day

(Newser) - On June 14, 2017, a gunman with a semiautomatic opened fire on congressional Republicans and staffers practicing for a baseball game. The shooting, which injured Rep. Steve Scalise and four others, has been well covered, but a report at BuzzFeed provides what is perhaps the most in-depth account so far... More »

'I'm Back': Steve Scalise Returns to Congress

It's the first time since the congressman was shot over the summer

(Newser) - To bipartisan hugs, tears, and a roaring standing ovation, a hobbling House Republican Whip Steve Scalise returned to the House on Thursday, more than three months after a gunman sprayed fire at a baseball practice and left the lawmaker fighting for his life . Scalise limped into the chamber on crutches... More »

Here's What Congressman Said in 1st Address Since Shooting

'I cannot wait til the day that I can get back home'

(Newser) - "I wish I could be there in person ... and I can tell you, 'I cannot wait til the day that I can get back home," House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said Thursday in his first words to a public audience since being shot during a congressional baseball... More »

Paul Ryan on GOP Call With Steve Scalise: 'Very Emotional'

House speaker says congressman must 'relearn' how to walk after shooting

(Newser) - Steve Scalise has had a rough go of it since he was shot during a baseball game in June, but the congressman has been slowly making headway in his recuperation, and Paul Ryan offered more insight Monday night into Scalise's condition, CBS News reports. The House speaker appeared at... More »

'Excellent' News for Steve Scalise

He was discharged from hospital Tuesday

(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... More »

Rep's Campaign Ad Uses Footage From Mass Shooting

Mo Brooks is running for Jeff Sessions' Senate seat

(Newser) - Republican Representative Mo Brooks survived the mass shooting at a congressional baseball practice last month in Alexandria, Va., and now he is using his experience as a campaign ad, the Guardian reports. On June 14 James Hodgkinson opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers, injuring Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise,... More »

Wounded Congressman Is Out of ICU Again

Steve Scalise's condition remains serious

(Newser) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, grievously wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice nearly a month ago, has been moved out of the intensive care unit of a Washington hospital but remains in serious condition, the AP reports. The Louisiana congressman and third-ranking House Republican underwent surgery last week... More »

Shot Congressman's Condition Worsens

Steve Scalise is back in intensive care

(Newser) - Lawmakers from both parties were praying for Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday night after the congressman's condition worsened and he was readmitted to the intensive care unit at a hospital in Washington, DC. The MedStar Washington Center Hospital says the Republican, who was shot during practice for a congressional... More »

Sarah Palin Is Suing the New York Times

Former Alaska governor says paper defamed her by linking her to Gabby Giffords shooting

(Newser) - Sarah Palin "took a stand" this week against the New York Times in a lawsuit claiming defamation. CNNMoney reports that the former Alaska governor filed her complaint, which seeks upward of $75,000 in damages, against the Times on Tuesday for an editorial it published right after the shooting... More »

State Dem Party Official on Scalise: 'I'm Glad He Got Shot'

Phil Montag removed by Nebraska State Democratic Party chair

(Newser) - The co-chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party's technology committee was removed Thursday following an expletive-filled rant about Steve Scalise, the GOP representative shot during a congressional baseball practice, the Omaha World-Herald reports. “I did not call for the congressman’s death,” Phil Montag says. But in a... More »

Doctors Update Scalise's Condition Week After Shooting

The representative has moved from 'serious' to 'fair'

(Newser) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise continues to improve after being shot in the hip during a congressional baseball practice last Wednesday, CBS News reports. According to Politico , doctors upgraded the Republican representative's condition from "serious" to "fair" on Wednesday, saying he "continues to make good progress.... More »

Good News on Scalise's Condition

Wounded congressman is more responsive, upgraded to 'serious'

(Newser) - On Friday, the doctors caring for wounded congressman Steve Scalise held a sobering news conference in which they explained that Scalise faced an "imminent risk of death" when he first arrived at the hospital. On Saturday night, the House whip's Twitter feed had much better news: He watched... More »

Palin Might Lawyer Up After NYT Correction

Newspaper apologizes after linking Gabby Giffords shooting to Palin's 2011 map

(Newser) - Sarah Palin issued a not-so-veiled warning to the New York Times on Thursday over a controversial editorial in the newspaper, one that prompted two corrections and an apology. In a tweet , Palin said she is "talking to attorneys this AM and exploring options." It all stems from an... More »

Hodgkinson Wife: 'I'm Sorry He Did This'

Scalise will be in the hospital 'for some time'

(Newser) - The wife of Alexandria shooter James Hodgkinson says he told her he was going to Washington to work on "changing the tax brackets" and she had no idea he was going to hurt anybody. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Suzanne Hodgkinson trembled and held a deputy's arm as... More »

After Va. Shooting, Senator Slammed for 'Second Amendment' Tweet

Rand Paul referred to 'tyrannical' government

(Newser) - Politicians have called for unity and prayers after Wednesday's congressional shooting in Virginia , but the incident has only deepened controversies including the Second Amendment debate. After Sen. Rand Paul—who was in the batting cage when James Hodgkinson opened fire on the baseball field—spoke about the shooting, critics... More »

Trump Says Scalise Is 'in Very Tough Shape'

'But he is a real fighter,' continues the president

(Newser) - President Trump urged the nation to pray for Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday night after he visited the critically injured congressman at a hospital in Washington, DC. "Just left hospital. Rep. Steve Scalise, one of the truly great people, is in very tough shape - but he is a... More »

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