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. “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. Two police officers, a congressional aide and a lobbyist were also shot that day.
“I appreciate all of the continued prayers as I move forward with my recovery, and I continue to be thankful for the dedicated care I am receiving from my medical team,” Scalise said.