Mary Mathis-USA TODAY

Scalise upgraded from critical to serious

Congressman speaking with loved ones

Chris Miller
June 17, 2017 - 5:27 pm

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is showing signs of improvement, his office announced today. The Metairie Republican is even speaking as he recovers from being shot in the hip Wednesday during an attack on him and congressional staffers.

"Congressman Steve Scalise is in serious condition," said the notice from the whip's office. "He underwent another surgery today, but continues to show signs of improvement. He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones. The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers."

The statement noted there would be no further updates this weekend.

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