September 28th, 2017

Scalise is back

There’s so much bad news I thought I’d highlight some good news—Rep. Steve Scalise returned to the House today:

…Scalise, flanked by staff and U.S. Capitol Police, emerged from a room off the House floor and slowly made his way through the speaker’s lobby. He leaned heavily on two canes at each arm but seemed cheerful. When someone greeted him, he responded over his shoulder: “It feels good to be back!”

The chamber erupted with applause when Scalise walked through the door. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.) wiped away tears, as did multiple other members. Rep. Cedric Richmond, a Democrat and longtime Scalise friend from Louisiana, walked over to the Republican side of the chamber to clasp hands with his buddy.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) came over from the Senate to see Scalise. He sat in the front row on the edge of his chair for much of the address.

Though he’s been absent from Congress, Scalise has worked the phones to try to help the House prepare for a hectic fall agenda.

Scalise’s office said he will be resuming his work at the Capitol, while also completing an extended period of out-patient rehabilitation over the coming months.

In case you don’t remember, Scalise was shot and nearly killed last June by a Republican-hater while Scalise and others were practicing for a Congressional baseball game.

9 Responses to “Scalise is back”

  1. Bill Says:

    Great news!

  2. Susanamantha Says:

    Showcasing the miracle of modern medicine.

  3. M J R Says:

    I especially liked the AceOfSpadesHQ treatment of Scalise’s return:

    “The victim of a deranged leftist spurred to violence by Rachel Maddow and Democratic Socialism, Steve Scalise nevertheless persisted.”

  4. Cornhead Says:

    Willis Reed moment. Milk it, baby.

  5. huxley Says:

    God bless Scalise and keep him well.

    Often one does not simply recover from a gunshot wound … or walking into Mordor.

    Scalise had multiple surgeries afterward. He may bear the wound well but I doubt his life ever returns to normal.

  6. parker Says:

    Scalise has a difficult time ahead of him to regain some sense of normal, but as the leftists say “he presisted”.

  7. Lurch Says:

    I didn’t think the poor guy had any chance at all, given the round pumped into him by that tolerant lefty. Here’s hoping that the injury does not result in chronic pain for the rest of this man’s life. God bless him and his medical team and family.

  8. vanderleun Says:

    We’re still not even.

  9. Richard Aubrey Says:

    As I read the current reports, they have a commonality with reports of such things from deep inside dem-controlled cities.
    A person “was shot”.
    Nobody actually shot the person.

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