Pence visits hospital where Steve Scalise is recovering

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise on Capitol Hill in 2015

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is also providing a more detailed description of Scalise's wounds.

Trump spoke during a White House event devoted to what aides called "Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow initiatives".

Trump said the universal support for Scalise and others wounded in the shooting might help heal the country's many political differences.

Pelosi says it's "outrageous" and "beneath the dignity" of the House, adding: "How dare they say such a thing, how dare they".

Pelosi noted that Trump resorted to violent language at times on the campaign trail, and she accused Republicans of "sanctimony" in seeking to place blame on the left. He underwent surgery on Wednesday and remains in the hospital in critical condition as of noon Thursday. A senior administration official told the network that the mood inside the hospital was somber during Trump's visit, which happened hours after the shot congressman had completed surgery still in critical condition. Matt Mika Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was helping with practice when he was shot. "He's a great fighter and he's going to be okay, we hope", the president said while unveiling a new apprenticeship program. "He's in some trouble". "We were targets as congresspeople and that's what he woke up to do was to kill congresspeople".

As the House returned to business, lawmakers sought some semblance of normalcy even as they offered prayers for the wounded and echoed the president in pledges of unity. The Times-Picayune on Wednesday that gunshot wounds like those sustained by Scalise can be more complicated than they might initially appear. Some 30 spectators watched the proceedings from the visitors' galleries.

Speaking on the House floor, Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., issued a call to "replace the hateful rhetoric and resistance with respect".

Separately, Republicans also met behind closed doors before leaving Washington for the week. They also signed oversized cards sending well wishes to those who were injured in the shooting, including Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana.

Congressional aide Zack Barth, who was shot in the leg, told CNN's Chris Cuomo Thursday morning that he was doing well despite the wound.

A statement from the MedStar Washington Hospital Center where Scalise is being treated said the conservative Republican arrived at the facility in "shock" after suffering injury to his internal organs from the shooting. Two Capitol Police officers assigned to Scalise's security detail were wounded.

Trump and his wife Melania visited the hospital Wednesday night.

"The Members of Congress, the staff and the volunteers who were out at practice this morning care deeply about the causes they play to benefit".

The congressional baseball match pits Republicans against Democrats. Despite the shooting, the game is scheduled to go forward as planned Thursday evening at Nationals Park.

The business of the House is resuming a day after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game. Over social media he had lashed out at President Donald Trump and the GOP. Scalise was standing near second base when he was shot in the hip.

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