Condition worsens of top U.S. lawmaker shot last month in attack on Republicans

Steve Scalise, shot in hip, readmitted to intensive care unit

Joshua Roberts—Reuters
A Republican supporter holds up a sign supporting House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) before the Democrats and Republicans faced off in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, shot and wounded during a baseball practice last month, developed an infection and was readmitted to an intensive care unit, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said on Wednesday.Scalise, the No. 3 Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, had been improving in recent weeks following surgeries to repair internal organs and broken bones.A gunman opened fire on Scalise and other Republican lawmakers as they practiced on June 14 in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Alexandria for a charity baseball game. Scalise, from Louisiana, was shot in the hip. According to doctors, the bullet traveled through his pelvis causing significant damage.Gunman James Hodgkinson, 66, had a history of posting angry messages against President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress. He died after being wounded by police at the ballpark.