Scalise to undergo ‘planned surgery’ related to summer shooting

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise will undergo surgery on Wednesday as he continues to recover from last summer’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice.

“I have been fortunate to make tremendous progress in my healing from last June’s shooting, and tomorrow I will undergo a planned surgery as part of my ongoing recovery process,” Scalise (R-La.) said in a statement Tuesday. “I will remain fully engaged in my work as I heal from this procedure, and I look forward to returning to the Capitol as soon as I can within the coming weeks.”

Scalise first returned to Congress in September after being shot in the hip during a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. The gunshot shattered bone and tore through muscles and organs, leaving the Louisiana lawmaker hospitalized for months after initially being in critical condition. A police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist were also shot that day…

 

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