He said it is now hard to predict how long Scalise will need to remain in the hospital but they should have a better idea of that in the coming days.
The alleged shooter, identified by police as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, was killed in a shootout with police Wednesday morning after shooting Scalise, Griner and two others.
Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock. "I think that his risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in. he was as critical as you can be when he came in".
"He will certainly be in the hospital for a considerable period of time", he said.
A congressional aide and a lobbyist were also injured in the shooting.
Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre presented the game ball to special agent David J. Bailey, who walked onto the field on crutches to loud applause before throwing the first pitch - while putting most of his weight on his left foot.
From the stands, Vince Wetzel, a resident of Sacramento, California, who is visiting Washington and chose to take in the game, said, "It's just a good call to put aside political differences and just play some baseball". Unity was the theme of the spirited rivalry; Democrats won in an 11-2 blowout.
Ticket sales picked up after Wednesday's shooting, eventually setting an attendance record, the organizers said, as attendees such as Alexander Hilten, 16, of Arlington, Virginia, chose to come to the game for the first time.
Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at Wednesday's practice and gave medical help after the shooting, said it would have "been awful" if the game had been canceled, and said Scalise would want it to go on.
About 13 hours after the shooting on Wednesday, the hospital announced that Scalise had been shot in his left hip by a rifle and that "the bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding", the hospital said in a statement Wednesday.
Addressing Scalise, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said, "You are not alone". "It's about Republicans and Democrats".
Members of both parties said they needed to soften rhetorical attacks on each other, if only to set a better example for a public that seems increasingly divided into hostile political camps.
Underscoring the day's mood, the Rev. Patrick Conroy, the House chaplain, opened the day by seeking divine forgiveness "when we seem to forget that words matter and can become seeds that will bring bitter harvest".
"There is more risk involved in removing them".
"By playing tonight we are showing the world that we will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence or assaults on our democracy", said President Donald Trump, appearing on the park's giant screen but not attending.
Pushing that message of unity were the House leaders Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who told CNN's Jake Tapper on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" that despite party affiliation they were both on "Team Scalise".
She did not specify which comments by Republicans she objected to. A reading of the measure received a standing ovation.
Authorities also confirm Hodgkinson legally purchased a 9 mm handgun and an assault-style rifle from licensed firearms sellers. Capitol Police and representatives for the three lawmakers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Andy McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor and now a fellow at the conservative National Review Institute, agrees. Hans Nichols of MSNBC , reporting from the White House, said the tweet is remarkable for two reasons.
Kerr still found time to crack a joke on the stage afterward: "Well, we had very little talent, actually, it was mostly coaching". They brought in Kevin Durant , one of the best three players in the league who was also hungry for a championship.
In honor of this major milestone, Katy Perry got a special emoji for the hashtag #LoveKaty and a minute-long celebratory video. Digital Spy used the service TwitterAudit and found that of her 99.3 million followers at the time, only 32 percent were real.
But both appearances, however, are being overshadowed by Sessions' public appearance at a Senate intelligence committee hearing. Trump himself started, declaring himself one of the most accomplished leaders the United States has ever seen.
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Kovalev's resume isn't near to what Ward's is, but he does have wins against Bernard Hopkins and two wins against Jean Pascal. When we hear Kovalev's trainer talk, we wonder if Team Kovalev is taking the right approach to this second go-round.
The Cavs played an incredible game, but even after a 33-point third quarter, they only led by five points. Stephen Curry grabbed 12 boards to go with 26 points and stabilized the Warriors in scary moment.
The Warriors made one of the great playoff runs of all time , ending with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. The jubilant players hoisted the Larry O'Brien Trophy and gave high fives to their fans as confetti filled the air.
Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting
Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers. Democrat Cedric Richmond, a fellow Louisiana congressman, said as many others did that Scalise is a fighter.
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