Scalise released from hospital after planned surgery

Scalise released from hospital after planned surgery
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House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseThe 9 Republicans who voted to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — US cracks down on tools for foreign hacking House passes bills to secure telecommunications infrastructure MORE (R-La.) was released from MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Saturday after a successful planned surgery.

A statement shared from both Scalise and the hospital's Twitter accounts said he would remain at home resting for several days.

"Congressman Steve Scalise was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center today. The planned surgery was successful. The congressman will be recovering at home for the next several days," the statement reads.

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Scalise was injured last year in a shooting at a practice for the congressional baseball game when a gunman attacked Republican congressmen and staff. Scalise, a lobbyist and two Capitol Police officers were shot and hospitalized.

The House's No. 3 Republican is seen as one of the front-runners to succeed Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanJuan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' Cheney allies flock to her defense against Trump challenge MORE (R-Wis.) who is not running for reelection.

Ryan, though, endorsed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyJuan Williams: Trump is killing American democracy Republican spin on Biden is off the mark Cheney reveals GOP's Banks claimed he was Jan. 6 panel's ranking member MORE (Calif.). Scalise has said he will not run against McCarthy. His allies, however, want him to be ready to mount his own bid should McCarthy lose the support of the caucus or opt out.

Scalise has been hospitalized for several planned surgeries following the June shooting, writing in a letter Monday after another discharge that he was eager to return to work in the Capitol.

“Rest assured that I plan to be fully engaged in my work as I recover from this surgery, and I am eager to be back at the Capitol as soon as my doctors say I’m able," Scalise wrote in his letter to his whip team Monday. "Thank you for keeping me in your prayers, and don’t hesitate to reach out to me or my office if there is anything you need.”