Scalise Undergoes Second Surgery; May Need Third

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Jun 14, 2017 8:00 PM
Scalise Undergoes Second Surgery; May Need Third

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) has undergone a second surgery and will likely need a third. Per his roommate, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Scalise is still unconscious in the ICU at MedStar Washington Health Center, where he was taken after being shot in the hip on Wednesday morning.  

MedStar first announced Scalise's condition following his first surgery.

The shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, specifically targeted the field when he discovered that the Republicans were practicing. He is a former volunteer for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)'s campaign for president. Sanders condemned Hodgkinson after discovering that he was a supporter.