"He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours". He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones.
The man who opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing baseball had angrily railed against President Donald Trump the day before the shooting. He has required surgery several times since the shooting.
The Louisiana Republican was shot in the hip Wednesday morning in the baseball practice shooting by an IL man with grudges against President Donald Trump and the GOP.
On Thursday night Scalise was honored at the annual congressional baseball game at Nationals Stadium, where a record crowd showed up.
Mika, a MI native, was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia.
If Scalise did not suffer nerve damage and his recovery continues without any complications, "it is possible that within three months or so, he can.be back on his feet", said Dr. Alex Jahangir, an orthopedic trauma surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, who was not involved in Scalise's care.More news: Saudi Arabia Says Qatar Airspace Closure to Protect Citizens From Threats
Mika is a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and a former aide to Michigan Republican Rep. Tim Walberg.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was wounded along with four others.
A source said investigators are not sure of the significance of the names and it is not clear whether this was a list of people the attacker was targeting.
Trump, in Miami this afternoon delivering remarks on Cuba policy changes, said of Scalise, "Because of him and the tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring - he's having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought - our country will perhaps become closer, more unified".
Griner remained in the hospital in good condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to the ankle, according to a Friday update.