Steve Scalise gives first public remarks since shooting: I can’t wait to ‘get back home

Steve Scalise gives first public remarks since shooting: I can’t wait to ‘get back home
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-LA. (Image: Wikipedia)

[Ed. – Speedy recovery, congressman.]

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) on Thursday night gave his first address to a public audience since he was shot in the hip in June, telling Louisianans he cannot wait to “get back home.”

“I wish I could be there in person but I’m still recovering at a rehabilitation hospital and I can tell you, I cannot wait til the day that I can get back home,” Scalise said in a pre-recorded message played at the Louisiana Family Forum’s annual legislative awards gala. The organization was honoring Scalia with its “Gladiator Award.”

The audience at the socially-conservative Christian Family Forum’s event, which included several high-profile Louisiana politicians, gave Scalise a long standing ovation, according to the Advocate, a Baton Rouge-based newspaper.

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Scalise remains in inpatient rehab in Washington, D.C., after he was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center in July.

The Louisiana Republican was shot in the hip in June by a gunman who targeted a GOP congressional baseball practice in Alexandra, Va. He was quickly rushed to the hospital in critical condition after the shooting.

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