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Breaking: Steve Scalise's condition has worsened after infection, additional surgery

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Rep. Steve Scalise's (R-La.) condition has deteriorated once more after the Republican congressman underwent a surgery on Thursday to fight a serious infection as a result of the GOP congressional baseball practice shooting last month that left him critically injured.

A statement from MedStar Health broke the news and revealed that Scalise had been readmitted to the ICU at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday:

"Congressman Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center due to new concerns for infection. His condition is listed as serious. We will provide another update tomorrow, July 6."

Scalise's procedure was "tolerated well," MedStar updated on Thursday night. "Congressman Steve Scalise underwent surgery for the management of infection. ... He remains in serious condition. We will provide updates as appropriate,” the update said.

Scalise was initially moved out of the Intensive Care Unit on June 23.

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 in Alexandria, Virginia, for the congressional baseball game.

This story is developing and will be updated as necessary.

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