House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is riding in style at the Capitol — steering a scooter decked out in the colors of his beloved Louisiana State University.
The Louisiana Republican was seen riding through the halls of the Capitol on the scooter on Tuesday.
The front of the scooter features a purple basket with the name of the "Tigers" and the LSU logo emblazoned on it. The chair’s backrest is also tricked out with “LSU” on it and a fleur-de-lis with the school’s purple and gold colors. The back of the seat has a customized accessory: a mock Louisiana license plate with “MAJ WHIP” written on it.
Scalise’s office tells ITK that the congressman’s wife, Jennifer, decorated the scooter as a surprise for him. The congressman graduated from LSU in 1989.
Scalise returned to the Capitol last week for the first time since he was shot in June at a GOP practice for the annual charity Congressional Baseball Game. His office said he’ll resume his work in Congress while completing an “extended period” of out-patient rehabilitation in the coming months.
The 51-year-old lawmaker is known for being a Bayou Bengals fanatic. He attended a Tigers’ home football game in Baton Rouge last week and was reportedly celebrated by a “roaring crowd” in Death Valley.