Scalise marks two years since shooting: 'I'm still here today getting to do the job I love'

Scalise marks two years since shooting: 'I'm still here today getting to do the job I love'
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Rep. Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseHouse Republicans 'demand the release of the rules' on impeachment Scalise, Cole introduce resolution to change rules on impeachment Republicans seek to delay effort to censure Schiff after Cummings' death MORE (R-La.) on Friday marked the two year anniversary of his being a victim in a mass shooting, celebrating his recovery from critical injuries.

"Two years ago, my colleagues and I were attacked while practicing for a charity baseball game, simply because we’re Republicans," Scalise tweeted.

"Thanks to countless heroes, miracles, and prayers, I’m still here today getting to do the job I love in Congress—and play a little baseball."

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Scalise was seriously wounded after 66-year-old James Hodgkinson opened fire at a group of Republican lawmakers who were practicing for a congressional baseball game on June 14, 2017, at a field in Alexandria, Va., ahead of a charity game.

Hodgkinson was killed in a shootout with police shortly after.

The Louisiana Republican was struck in the hip by a bullet and underwent nine different surgeries and months of physical therapy before making a recovery and returning to Congress.