Rep. Steve Scalise talks to 60 Minutes about his road to recovery after being shot and wounded by a gunman while he and other lawmakers were practicing for a charity baseball game. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Rep. Steve Scalise talks about his road to recovery after he was shot and wounded by a gunman in June. The Republican congressman returned to Congress on Thursday to applause and loud cheers from his fellow colleagues. He thanked the Capitol police officers he credited with saving his life, world leaders who had contacted him and members of his medical team, who were sitting in the crowded visitors gallery overlooking the House floor. Scalise was among Republican lawmakers attacked June 14 in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, by a gunman who opened fire on them while they were practicing for a charity baseball game against Democrats. He underwent repeated surgeries before being released from the hospital in late July. Scalise was shot in the hip by a gunman who had a history of posting angry messages against Republican President Donald Trump.