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Scalise is back on the baseball diamond, a year after the shooting
A year after an armed man opened fire on members of Congress, legislator to the field for its annual baseball game; ‘Fox & Friends’ host Steve Doocy reports from Nationals Park for ‘The story.’
Rep. Steve Scalise hit the field on Friday night in the Congressional Baseball game — a year after he was shot dead by a lone gunman during practice for the annual event.
“I’m back in the game,” Louisiana’s representatives have begun on the second, tweeted the bipartisan event in which Democrats and Republicans participate in a game of baseball at Nationals Park in Washington, DC
I’m back in the game. pic.twitter.com/zs9xsiPd8p
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@Steve Scalise) June 14, 2018
Scalise suffered life-threatening injuries in June 2017, if he was shot in the hip on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, the damage to his internal organs and caused internal bleeding.
“It was a surreal moment,” the house majority whip, told Fox News before Thursday’s game. “I just crawl started. And then my arms gave way, and could do nothing at this point, so I just started to pray.”
Scalise, helped to second base, where he starts tonight at the Congressional baseball game. Was wounded, while they play the 2. Place in the last year for the practice pic.twitter.com/As9stbmvj8
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 14, 2018
Scalise, a Republican, said he ” said a lot prayers,” and “by the grace of God and the wonders of medicine, I’m here.”
In the first pitch of the game was a ground ball right Scalise was taken, who was starting at second base. He answered him, and from his knees California Rep. Raul Ruiz out, got on the first.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.
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