House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been moved out of the ICU, according to multiple reports.
The Louisiana Republican has been undergoing treatment at a Washington, D.C., hospital since June 14, when a gunman opened fire on a GOP practice for the congressional baseball game. Scalise was in critical condition for several days but was upgraded to “fair” condition earlier this week.
Scalise has not been released from the hospital. In a statement on Wednesday, a spokesperson for MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise will undergo “an extended period of healing and rehabilitation."
Police said that James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, shot five people, including Scalise and two Capitol Police officers. Hodgkinson was fatally shot during the attack.
President Donald Trump offered his support for Scalise during remarks Thursday evening at a congressional picnic and said that he gave Scalise’s kids “a beautiful tour” of the White House.
"Beautiful children," Trump said of Scalise's kids, Harrison and Madison. "We just gave them a tour of the White House, just gave them a beautiful tour of the White House. They got the A tour. Sometimes we give the B, the C, the D and the F tours, just like, here it is, let's get out of here. We gave them the A tour."
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) June 23, 2017