Rep. Steve Scalise posts update from hospital

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (File Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (File Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Credit: Win McNamee

Credit: Win McNamee

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana, District 1) is out of surgery and resting after being readmitted to the intensive care unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center today.

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The following statement was posted to his Twitter account, noting that Scalise “tolerated the treatment well,” though he remains in “serious condition.”

He was admitted early this morning for what was called “management” of an infection related to bullet wounds he suffered in last month’s mass shooting at the practice for a Congressional baseball game.

Scalise was shot in the left hip, an injury that caused damage to bones and internal organs as well as massive internal bleeding. He was one of four people, including  two Capitol Police officers, shot that day.

When Scalise was admitted to Medstar Washington Hospital Center on the morning of the shooting, The Washington Examiner reported that he faced an "imminent risk" of death. Scalise was released from the hospital in fair condition on June 21.

Medstar Washington Hospital Center will provide another update on his condition tomorrow, the Examiner writes.

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