Scalise returns to GOP baseball practice a year after shooting

Scalise returns to GOP baseball practice a year after shooting
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House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseScalise after Democrat asks for examples of Sanders supporters 'being bad': 'I can think of an example' Bottom line Pelosi's staff huddles with aides in both parties on 'surprise' medical billing MORE (R-La.) on Wednesday returned to the baseball field one year after he was shot and severely injured during practice for the charity Congressional Baseball Game.

A gunman wounded five people last summer at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va., while Republicans were practicing for the game. The attacker, who died of injuries after security officials returned fire, was reportedly motivated by anger with GOP legislators.

Scalise has undergone multiple surgeries since the June 14, 2017, shooting, and his recovery is ongoing.

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“I'm definitely a living example that miracles really do happen," Scalise said when he returned to the House floor last September.

Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeMcSally ties Democratic rival Kelly to Sanders in new ad McSally launches 2020 campaign Sinema will vote to convict Trump MORE (R-Ariz.), who witnessed the attack, said it “does my heart good” to see him back on the field.

Scalise retweeted the message, adding, “Feels good to be back with the team!”

Rep. Brad WenstrupBrad Robert WenstrupOvernight Defense: Bolton, GOP senators see close ties challenged | Republicans fume over Dem maneuver on Iran bills |Trump criticizes Democrats over war powers vote GOP fumes over Democrats' maneuver for bringing up Iran bills Trump and Pelosi clash over Iran, impeachment MORE (R-Ohio), a physician who came to the aid of Scalise during the shooting, tweeted a welcome back message with a photo of him laughing on the field with the Louisiana Republican.

Scalise had said at a House GOP press conference earlier Wednesday that he “felt great” ahead of the practice.

The Congressional Baseball Game, in which Republicans and Democrats play against each other, will be held a week from Thursday, exactly one year after the shooting.