September 28, 2017

Rep. Steve Scalise says recovering from congressional baseball shooting was like ‘rebuilding Humpty Dumpty’

Doctors had to basically piece together Rep. Steve Scalise after a crazed gunman shot him during a baseball practice, the Louisiana Republican recalled in his first interview since the attack.

“They did a phenomenal job of … rebuilding Humpty Dumpty,” Scalise, the House Majority Whip, told “60 Minutes” in an interview that airs Sunday. “There was a lot of damage inside that had to get fixed.”

Scalise took a 9mm bullet to the hip while fielding ground balls on June 14 at a field in Alexandria, Va. — preparing for the Congressional Baseball Game a day later.

The gunman, James Hodgkinson, wounded five people including Scalise before he was fatally shot.

Scalise, 51, was seen on a gurney as chaos ensued on the Washington, D.C. suburb.

He was in and out of the intensive care unit — first from gunshot wound and then from an infection that spiked a fever.

The five-term representative, flanked by his wife Jennifer, recalled he wasn’t aware at first how severe his injuries were.