Rep. Steve Scalise is once-again ready to take part in the Congressional Baseball match Wednesday night; rejoining the annual event two-years after he was shot while practicing for the game.
“It’s been quite a road,” he told Fox News’ Carley Shimkus. “I can definitely feel how much better I am now, especially than last year. I’m still lucky to be alive but able to move around a whole lot better,” said Scalise.
Scalise was seriously injured when a lone gunman -identified as James Hodgkinson- fired 50 bullets at lawmakers before being fatally shot by police.
“Scalise, who still uses crutches to get around, credits his security guards with saving his life, as well as Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, who formerly worked as a trauma surgeon and quickly applied a tourniquet to stop Scalise’s bleeding. Scalise’s security, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, will both attend the 2019 Congressional Baseball Game on Wednesday, the congressman said,” reports Fox News.
“It was amazing how that removed so much of the anxiety and all of a sudden I was calm, and I knew that God was taking care of me, and boy did he ever,” added Scalise on the power of prayer during the mass shooting.
“The Republican Congressional Baseball Team’s manager, Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, was also present on the day of the shooting in 2017. He said he’s been working hard to prepare the politicians for this year’s event, even starting off the day with 6 a.m. practices,” adds Fox.
Read the full report at Fox News.
SCALISE SMACKDOWN: Rep. Scalise Says Democrats ‘Prioritizing Illegal Immigrants’ Over Americans
Rep. Steve Scalise slammed his Democratic colleagues on the House floor Friday; saying liberal lawmakers routinely “prioritize illegal immigrants” at the expense of American citizens on a daily basis.
“We’ve watched Democrats prioritize illegal immigrants over American citizens for a while now. But today they took it a step further by blocking our motion to prevent illegal immigrants from voting in elections—effectively devaluing the vote of legitimate voters,” said Scalise.
We've watched Democrats prioritize illegal immigrants over American citizens for a while now. But today they took it a step further by blocking our motion to prevent illegal immigrants from voting in elections—effectively devaluing the vote of legitimate voters. pic.twitter.com/mEnXNCSsAA
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 8, 2019
Steve Scalise was viciously targeted by Rep. Rashida Tlaib this week; being accused of ‘Islamophobia” after he criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar’s vicious anti-Semitic rhetoric.
SCALISE: Democrats Continuing Their ‘Witch Hunt’ Against Trump to ‘Appease Their Base’
Rep. Steve Scalise unloaded on the Democrats’ never-ending “witch hunt” against the President this week; saying they’re simply trying to “appease their base” and have no interest in finding the facts.
"They don't want to get the facts," Scalise said. "Their endgame is to impeach the president whether or not the facts add up. This is beyond a witch hunt." pic.twitter.com/s3q6nFQ39W
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 5, 2019
“What you’re seeing on full display is the laying of the foundation to impeach the President by the Democrats. They don’t want to get the facts, they first want to know what their endgame is. Their endgame is to impeach the President whether or not the facts back them up,” said Scalise.
“This is beyond a witch hunt. This was all supposed to be about collusion with Russia. There’s been no collusion found… They’re trying to find any excuse to appease their base who wants the President impeached,” he added.