Scalise recovering after undergoing planned surgery after shooting

April 16, 2018 - 6:16 pm
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(AP) - Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise has undergone a follow-up surgery 10 months after being shot at a Republican baseball practice.

Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Scalise's office said Monday that he has begun "a series of planned, inpatient procedures." They say he's in "excellent spirits" and expected to remain hospitalized for several days.

Scalise is considered a potential contender to succeed House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said he won't seek re-election. Scalise is the third-ranking House GOP leader.

Scalise told colleagues earlier Monday that he will return to the Capitol when doctors say he can.

Four other people were also wounded in the shooting last June. Capitol police and other officers killed the gunman, who had nursed grievances against President Donald Trump and the GOP. 

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