Six weeks ago, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot by a deranged progressive and has been in the hospital since.
His health dipped to critical condition from an infection a few weeks ago, and things looked bleak for a while. But yesterday his family received the wonderful news that he was in good health and was being discharged from the hospital. (via Fox News)
For six weeks MedStar Washington Hospital Center has been fighting for Scalise’s life. The gunshot wound to his hip left him in critical condition and things became worse when he developed an infection following a surgery to repair the damage.
Yet according to the hospital, Scalise is now in great shape and is ready to move to an in-patient rehabilitation facility. “Congressman Steve Scalise has made excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks ago. Yesterday, he was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is now beginning a period of intensive rehabilitation.” (via Fox News)
The hospital also says that Scalise and his family “are grateful for the care he received from the trauma team as well as the other doctors, nurses, and staff of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The family also appreciates the outpouring of support during this time.” (via Fox News)
Rep. Scalise received immense support following the shooting. Several blood drives were sponsored by Representative Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and the American Red Cross and led to a rare moment of bipartisan support on Capitol Hill.
While Scalise’s recovery is wonderful news, his trauma is a grim reminder of the dangerous levels of anger some liberals have with the current presidency and Republican lawmakers.
The gunman, James Hodgkinson, was a deeply troubled man with a history of violence and a public liberal advocate with strong anti-Trump beliefs. It’s believed he fired at the Republicans over his increasing irritation with the Republican agenda and Trump winning the election.
The bullet that hit Scalise was a rifle round that entered his left hip and passed all the way through his body to exit the right hip. The bullet caused major damage to Scalise’s bones and internal organs, putting him in critical condition and requiring several surgeries to repair.
Since the shooting, a number of liberals have continued to resort to extreme levels to voice their opposition. Earlier this month, a protester outside of Senator Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) office issued a chilling warning to one of his staff, saying liberals would solve the “Republican problem” by getting “better aim.” He even referred to the Scalise shooting saying, “That last guy tried, but he needed better aim. We will get better aim.” (via ChristianNewsAlerts)
Rep. Scalise is finally being released from the hospital. Will you continue to pray for him?
Around that same time, an “emotionally disturbed” man wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with throwing knives attempted to break into the Trump Tower to find Ivanka Trump.
These instances of hostility and aggression are no doubt the result of the Democrat’s portrayal of Republicans as villains out to betray the American people. Anti-Trump rhetoric has driven some liberals to such levels of frustration and anger that they’ve begun resorting to violence to solve their perceived problems.
We’re glad Scalise came out of that shooting in one piece and is on his way to recovery. Continue to pray his recovery is swift and as painless as possible.