By Micah Rate
One year ago today, gunshots rang out at a Republican congressional baseball practice just days before the annual Congressional Baseball Game. As members of Congress dove for cover to shield themselves from the endless barrage of bullets, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Tysons Food lobbyist Matt Mika were critically injured. Gunfire struck Scalise in the hip and Mika in the chest, the bullet just missing his heart.
Thanks to the courageous actions of Capitol Police officers on scene, the only life lost that day was that of the shooter.
Now, one year later, Majority Whip Scalise and Mika have recovered from their life-threatening injuries, and Scalise is set to make his triumphant return to the baseball field.
A press release from the Majority Whip’s office states:
“… June 14, marks the one year anniversary of the Congressional Baseball Game practice shooting. Following a triumphant year of recovery, return, and resolve, House Majority Whip Scalise (R-La.) will return to the baseball game at Nationals Park [this] evening.”
The Congressman’s office also shared the following video showing just a small part of Scalise’s journey to recovery.
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