Today, the majority whip of the House of Representatives, Congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot and injuried while playing baseball in Virginia. He represents the First Congressional District in his home state of Louisiana, and has served five terms.
Mr. Scalise, has been described as a strong leader with conservative values, and after the incident, his office said in a statement. “Prior to entering surgery, the whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone,” the statement said.
He is now in a stable health status and recovering at home with his family.