Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise underwent another surgery Thursday to handle an infection from wounds he suffered in Alexandria, Virginia, last month, according to a statement by MedStar Washington.
In a brief update, the hospital said Thursday the House Majority Whip remains in serious condition after complications arose this week that saw him readmitted to the intensive care unit.
“Congressman Steve Scalise underwent surgery for the management of infection. He tolerated the procedure well,” the statement read. The hospital did not elaborate on the infection concerns.
Doctors said they feared dangers of infection after he underwent several surgeries after being shot in the hip on June 14.
The congressman’s condition had steadily improved under cautious care, and nine days after the shooting, he had been released from intensive care and upgraded to fair condition.
Scalise was one of five people taken to hospitals in the immediate aftermath of a shooting at a congressional Republican baseball practice by 66-year-old gunman James T. Hodgkinson. He shot 60 rounds at the GOP team before he was fatally shot by police.
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