Scalise faces new surgery related to shooting


House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball practice last June, announced Tuesday that he will undergo a planned surgery on Wednesday as a part of his recovery process.

Scalise said in a Twitter announcement, “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.”

“I appreciate all of the continued prayers as I move forward with my recovery,” Scalies said, “and I continue to be thankful for the dedicated care I am receiving from my medical team.”

Scalise said that he will “remain fully engaged” in his work as he recovers from Wednesday’s “procedure.”

“I look forward to returning to the Capitol as soon as I can within the coming weeks,” Scalise said.

After a bullet tore through his internal organs and fractured bones, Scalise underwent multiple surgeries and blood transfusions. Following three months of recovery, Scalise returned to Congress in September.

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