Scalise calls it a ‘miracle’ he survivedBaltimore Post-Examiner

Scalise calls it a ‘miracle’ he survived

WASHINGTON- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) in his first television interview since sustaining a near-fatal gunshot wound-lamented on the long-odds he overcame.

“It’s a miracle,” Scalise,” told CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday evening.

“If you look at what happened that morning. You know, a gunman came out with a lot of artillery-you know, just hell bent on killing a lot of us… If you would have said at the end of this, the only person that would be dead would be the shooter, nobody would believe it,” he added.

Scalise was shot at a Republican baseball practice on June 14 in Alexandria, Va. A congressional aide, a lobbyist and two U.S. Capitol Police officers assigned to protect the majority whip also were shot.

Scalise underwent several surgeries and blood transfusions before being released from the hospital in late July. Since that time he has been receiving rehabilitative therapy.

Scalise on Thursday returned to Congress and delivered an emotional speech on the House floor.

Both House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made brief remarks expressing their gratitude at Scalise’s return.

This article is republished with permission from Talk Media News 


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Bryan is a reporter and political columnist with Baltimore Post-Examiner and has broken multiple stories involving athletic scandals. He has been interviewed by ABC's Good Morning America as well as Baltimore area radio stations. Bryan has both covered and worked in the Maryland General Assembly and is extremely knowledgeable of politics, voting patterns and American history. In addition to his regular duties, Bryan freelances for several publications and performs investigative research. He has a B.A. in Political Science. Contact the author.
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