Rep. Steve Scalise Returns To US House [VIDEO]

ABC News reports:

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was met with applause on the floor of Congress after returning to work for the first time today since being shot during a congressional baseball game practice. Scalise “will participate in this morning’s vote series and address his colleagues on the House floor in his first public appearance since the shooting,” his office said in a statement. Scalise has been recovering for more than three months after sustaining gunshot wounds during the attack in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 14.

  • clay

    Next! Trump tweets that Obama-Care repeal will now have enough votes in the Senate!

    • Gustav2

      Yes, that hospitalized Senator is finally back!

      • FAEN

        True to form-Scalise got the best healthcare possible. Now he wants to take mediocre healthcare away from everyone else.

        GOP-you’re an inhuman bunch.

      • Silver Badger

        Too bad.

    • Treant

      For a moment there, I thought he actually Twatted that and circumstances had changed…

      • clay

        Sorry to scare you, but it goes with the times.

  • another_steve

    As they said in Fiddler on the Roof: Let him live and be well…far away from us.

    • Statistics Palin

      …married to the daughter of the Angel of Death.

      • another_steve

        Ivanka?

        • Statistics Palin

          Tiffany. Ivanka is Daddy’s little sex toy.

          • Beagle

            That would make Marla Maples the Angel of Death. Perhaps the least vile of its 3 wives.

  • bkmn

    Glad to see he has recovered and is back to work, but has he learned anything from this or is he right back to being a major asshole?

    • UrsusArctos

      That is a satirical rhetorical question, isn’t it? *grin*
      Deplorables gonna be deplorable.

  • Lazycrockett

    Barf.

  • Silver Badger

    That would be the Rep. who’s ass was saved by a lesbian cop. Well, he looks none the worse for wear. Pity that.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN
    • Lazycrockett

      free samples?

      • Treant

        You have to suck them off her fake boobs.

    • Treant

      What the actual fuck does Melanoma know about anything but fucking a rich guy for money? If I were the world’s leading fucking expert on opiods, I’d boycott it with a single word that I can’t use here.

      • Silver Badger

        What word would that be? The mind boggles.

    • Silver Badger

      Is she for or against?

      • Lumpy Gaga

        She heard everyone calling it a “crisis”. She’s worried about shortages.

        “I remember the long gas lines under President Cutter. No one vants to zee dat happen again.”

      • Gustav2

        For, but only after plastic surgery.

    • UrsusArctos

      Is she playing “hostess” and passing out Oxycontin™ from a candy dish?

      • jmax

        Along with the little pastel pillow mints.

        • edrex

          i love those things. and the “andes” thin kind, too.

    • Blake J Butler

      I love drugs, especially drugs they give me to make me feel better after my many jobs I’ve had to make myself desirable to my husband.

      Sell jewelry or cheap gaudy shit she wears in cheap, it’s all she’s good for is appearances.

    • ETownCanuck

      What. The. Ever-loving. Fuck. does Melania Trump know about the Opioid Crisis?

      • Paula

        Isn’t she a major connection for the Wall Street crowd?

  • FAEN

    I’m glad he’s recovered but even after being shot I’m sure this man will continue to push for all citizens being armed to the teeth which makes no sense.

    And we all know despite his life being saved by an African American lesbian Scalise will go right back to demonizing us.

  • clay

    Rep. Scalise, I’m sure that David appreciates your personal thanks, but the public wants to know if you’ll continue to vote against his actual interests?

    • Lizard

      I thought Krystal Grines saved him. She got a medal for it.

      • clay

        They both did, but Scalise couldn’t bother to mention her.

        • KarenAtFOH

          No penis, no value.

          • Gustav2

            That is how it is in my bedroom, but not in public.

      • Silver Badger

        And was wounded doing it. How could he forget?

  • Sam_Handwich

    we may never know why the well regulated militia went after him

    • Silver Badger

      Gawd’s punishment.

      • j.martindale

        For gay marriage? Bad aim.

        • Silver Badger

          No, for being a bigoted asshole.

    • FAEN

      Not being militia enough?

    • jmax

      Something went wrong with the regulator.

      • clay

        “It’s just resting.”

    • Tawreos

      I like to believe that it was karma for pushing hate his whole life and the only reason he isn’t dead is because of someone that would definitely be the object of his hate.

    • Smokey

      Now, now, it’s not the time to talk about gun control or gun violence…

      • Ore Carmi

        Yeah, it never is. 😡

  • Treant

    So, is it still too soon to talk about guns, or is it now old news and not worth talking about guns? I always forget.

  • Tawreos

    I guess Crystal Griner did nothing for him, or is a republican not allowed to admit that a black lesbian did anything for him

    • ccc

      So he did not thank her or acknowledge her. WOW!

      Correction: Based upon the fact-check from Jack Murray, I want to remove my post just like Trump deleted 3 tweets after the Alabama defeated.

      • Treant

        Black. Lesbian. Female. Strike three, she’s out.

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      • FAEN

        Did you honestly think he would?

        • Tawreos

          A decent man would, so no, no one expected that.

    • Lizard

      He’ll continue to vote against her and her wife. Quelle surprise.

      • clay

        Hell, he’ll continue to vote against the straight, male, person of color, as well.

        • cleos_mom

          And the straight male white guy too. Why not? They figured out a long time ago he’ll continue to vote for them anyway.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      He’s afraid of her.

      • clay

        “She has a gun! She’s got a gun!”

    • Ninja0980

      No one is shocked by that right?

      • Tawreos

        What is shocking is how many times I expect them to act like human beings and they just keep not doing that.

    • Jack Murray

      FACT CHECK: He thanked both but pointed out Bailey in the crowd. I think the inference here is that Griner was not in the room.

      According to CNN:

      Rep. Scalise thanked David Bailey and Crystal Griner, two US Capitol
      Police special agents, for saving his life during a June shooting.

      Both of the agents were also injured.

      In July, Trump invited them to the White House, where they received the Medal of Valor.

      “These
      officers saved the lives of every innocent person on the field that
      day. Many of them friends of Mike and myself,” Trump said at the time.
      “They are American heroes and we salute them.”

      In his speech, Scalise pointed out Bailey, who was in the audience.

      • Tawreos

        And yet another of my perfectly good comments ruined by facts. =)
        Thank you.

        • FAEN

          But we still adore you 😉.

          • Tawreos

            That’s all that matters =)

        • Miji

          Everyone makes mistakes. Your ability to admit and correct them makes you a bigger man than the president of the United States. Of course so would having anything bigger than a cocktail weenie in your pants, so maybe that’s not as big of a designation as I originally thought.

      • FAEN

        Thanks for the correction. Curious as to why Griner wasn’t in the room.

        • edrex

          she was probably out doing her job protecting americans. which is more than scalise has ever done.

          • FAEN

            He only wants to protect certain Americans.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          She forgot her passport.

        • melllt

          I’m thinking Griner wasn’t in the room because she was a black lesbian. Hey, Crystal, that racist, homophic asshole whose life you saved a few months ago is going to make a speech, wanna come? And she was like, nope, I’m good.

          • FAEN

            Could very well be.

    • Kevin Perez

      What did you expect from the guy who proudly describes himself as “David Duke without the baggage'”?

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    And the House is likely to vote in October on a bill to make silencers legal. If a silencer had been used by the gunman at the baseball game, many more people would have been killed.

    How ya’ gonna vote, Stevie?

    “…a House committee approved a bill making it much easier to buy gun silencers. The measure is now on the way to the floor for a vote, and about time. This is obviously one of the nation’s great unmet needs. Seldom does a day go by when you don’t hear people bitterly complaining about how much trouble it is to muffle the sound of their shooting….”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/opinion/guns-silencers-congress.html?mcubz=3

    • FAEN

      I don’t have guns but can anyone who does explain to me why we need to legalize fucking silencers??

      • Lizard

        To placate the NRA.

        • FAEN

          People who are THIS paranoid should not be allowed to have guns much less silencers.

          Pisses me off that they have managed to convince too many that we live in ‘Mad Max America’ which is just not true for the majority of this country. You certainly do NOT need a gun to go into Starbucks! Enough already.

          • Lizard

            I like the theory that they carry guns to reinforce their delusion that they’re important enough to “get,” as in they’re so insignificant that no one would ever bother trying to kill them. Carrying a gun with them reinforces their ego.

          • FAEN

            Better to spend that money on therapy rather than a gun IMHO.

          • Skokieguy [Larry]

            Its not only the fear that ‘other’ is going to hunt you down, its also the John Wayne / Dirty Harry hero complex. I have nothing in my life, but “when the shit hits the fan” I’ll be the one to save the womenfolk and children.

      • Silver Badger

        You don’t want to wake up anyone. Especially the republicans,.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Because gun sales are down, since its hard to push the “Hillary’s gonna take your guns” panic to drive sales.

        I also think that civilians shouldn’t be able to buy body armor without some sort of permit. You work as a security guard or are in the National Guard, sure, but why does the general public need access to this type of product?

        • Tulle Christensen

          To protect them from all the open carry people running around?

        • FAEN

          Yep-I forgot about that.

          Agree completely about civilians and body armor and in addition I don’t think the police force should be using military surplus weapons. They’re the cops not Seal Team 6.

      • Dale Snyder

        The only sound reason I can think of is to eliminate those annoying ear protection gear at the shooting range. But then again even when I wear them there’s always someone near me that seems to be practicing with a fucking cannon.

        • FAEN

          I have a feeling the GOP have a more insidious reason.

          • Dale Snyder

            Oh trust me, I see your point. Note the third and fourth words in my first sentence. Those don’t apply to the GOP.

          • FAEN

            You are spot on.

    • ByronK

      He’ll support it of course. He’s a man of principles don’t ya know!

    • Paula

      Silencers don’t really do much to silence a gun. It only dampens about 50% of the sound. Even a .22 is loud with them. They are really bulky and expensive What you see on tv is not reality. When need more sensible gun control, silencers are not an issue.
      Many countries permit them. It is a noise issue to them.

      • Tawreos

        Who is talking about reality, we are discussing a republican bill concerning guns, reality has no place in that discussion. =)

        • Paula

          I see your point.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        This! It basically reduces the sound to similar to wearing earplugs while shooting. If we had only qualified owners, who have gone through training and permitting, I’d have no issue as one could easily make the case its a another hearing protection option.

        I some urban areas, in addition to cameras, there are sound devices that can locate the sounds of suspected gunshots so police can be quickly dispatched. Silencers can bring the noise to a level where these devices will not be effective. [Can they be recalibrated? Don’t know]

  • Lars Littlefield

    How thrilling.

    • Silver Badger

      I would have said how horrifying. I think we meant the same thing.

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    I’m cool if he gets shot again.

    • -M-

      It’s one of those borderline cases: Shooting him was wrong, but he certainly deserved to be shot.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    He attributes his recovery to a divine miracle instead of to good insurance and the knowledge and talents of medical workers.

    • UrsusArctos

      And the quick actions of his protectors, including a lesbian of color.

    • Lizard

      Reminds me of the promos for that “Miracles From Heaven” show, or whatever it was called. Voiceovers of people sobbing “I just know God was looking out for me and my baby” over images of firefighters, paramedics, and other emergency rescue personnel working their asses off to save them.

      • Treant

        They also neglect just how much of a hard-on God must have had for the dozens that usually died in the same disaster. Yeah, but God was looking out for you, sweetheart. Because you’re so special.

        • Lizard

          “Thanking God for not destroying your home in a natural disaster is kind of like writing a thank-you note to a serial killer for stabbing the family next door.” –Betty Bowers

          • cleos_mom

            “You want plan? Then tell me about plan. But if you’re going to tell me about how the plan saved you, you better also be able to explain how the plan killed them. And the test of that has nothing to do with saying it in your synagogue or your church. The test of that has to do with going and saying it to the person who just buried someone and look in their eyes and tell them God’s plan was to blow your loved one apart. Look at them and tell them that God’s plan was that their children should go to bed every night for the rest of their lives without a parent. And if you can say that, well, at least you’re honest. I don’t worship the same God, but that at least has integrity.”

            from “Faith and Doubt At Ground Zero”

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/faith/etc/script.html

    • FAEN

      They really and truly live in an alternate universe. A fantasy universe where science and medicine-that saved this assholes life-is looked on as ‘evil and elitist’ but prayer is elevated to miracle status 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️.

      • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

        My brother suffered from a chronic, painful and life-threatening illness for about 20 years, and then decided to have surgery. The surgeons removed part of his pancreas and rerouted his intestines, and it took him about four months to recover. It worked, no more pain, but it cost well over a hundred thousand dollars. And his very religious brother-in-law commented, “It’s a true miracle!”.

        • FAEN

          Of course he did 🤦🏻‍♂️

    • jmax

      You don’t need any of that medical shit when you’ve got a magical imaginary friend!

      • MBear

        If only it relied on its majikal friend instead of putting a strain on the insurance and medical system

        • jmax

          Hey, my omnipotent, omniscient magical friend can only do so much, ya know?

          • MBear

            it keeps missing appointments for ending the world

          • jmax

            Well, It has been busy, what with destroying the Caribbean and Texas and Florida and taking personal calls from Jim Bakker and all.

          • MBear

            *looks at caller ID*

            Oh fk, not him again!

    • Adam King

      He’s a sanctimonious asshole.

  • JoeMyGod

    2004: Scalise authors Lousiana’s ban on same-sex marriage. (Passes)
    2006: Scalise calls himself “David Duke without the baggage.”
    2008: Scalise authors US Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. (Fails)
    2014: Scalise authors bill to override states that legalize same-sex marriage. (Fails)
    2017: Scalise has life saved by married black lesbian.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Steverino

      At first glance, I read that headline as “TRUMP PRAISES CANDIDATE WHO JUST BEAT HIS PRICK”

      • jmax

        He would deserve praise just for being able to find Trump’s prick.

    • Daveed_WOW

      That was the end of my Facebook relationship with my entire graduating class of Hillbillies. They all posted this crap. It helped me remember why I left that town.

    • The_Wretched

      Moore is about as toxic and evil as they come. He wanted Ellison blocked from congress for being black/muslim.

  • Tomcat

    Now get back to work making our lives much more miserable you jackass.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      We’re committing genocide in Puerto Rico. Beer on the patio, Steve-o?

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Scalise believes he was saved through the power of prayer, a living example that miracles do happen.

    No Steve, you were saved by science, medical science.

    • -M-

      And at least one married lesbian doing her job despite Scalise’s politics.

  • Tawreos

    Good thing that this incidence has left him with some pre-existing conditions so he will be hurt by whatever health bill he supports

    • Treant

      He has the Congressional health care plan, which is pretty much solid platinum by any standard.

    • MBear

      Umm…didn’t they vote (unanimously even) to keep their portion of the ACA while trying to vote away everyone else’s?

  • gaycuckhubby

    Not a fan of his politics, but good to see him healthy

    • Tomcat

      Say that in a few months.

    • Adam King

      Healthy is relative. His withered, rotting sense of compassion isn’t what I’d call healthy.

  • I find it so hard to be happy for evil a-holes.

    • Adam King

      I’m saving my fucks to give about more important matters.

  • Paula

    I hope he has to shit into a bag strapped to his leg for the rest of his life.

    • jmax

      Now that’s just mean. Hahahaha.

    • Tomcat

      Gives meaning to trickle down.

      • Paula

        Besides, he can drive for 15 hours and never need to find a rest area.
        WIN!

        • Silver Badger

          A drive to Puerto Rico, perhaps?

        • Dale Snyder

          You are pure evil.

          P.S. I love you!

    • UrsusArctos

      Oh NOES! That means he’s always in danger. Some nursing aide may throw him away and leave the colostomy bag to serve out the rest of his term. Same difference, I guess.

      • MBear

        more social value in an overfull colostomy bag than an entire scalise

  • Ninja0980

    Put it bluntly, I expect he’s going to be the same heartless homophobic bigot he was before he was shot.
    My late and not so great neighbor was a racist, homophobic asshole before his accident and stayed that way afterwards.
    I don’t expect Scalise to be any different, this isn’t a Hallmark Movie where people change their ways.

  • Ken M

    O/T Trump, being so busy, has yet to contact German Chancellor Andrea Merkel to offer congratulations on her victory.

    • Tawreos

      I have to wonder if she is more irritated or relieved?.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Much to Merkel’s relief

    • Tomcat

      Or to even say anything to Mexico since the earthquake.

    • stevenj

      Maybe he can send GW Bush over to give her a nice shoulder massage

    • UrsusArctos

      When 45* announced his Puerto Rico trip, I had the SAME thought as when W came to the Gulf Coast – “Haven’t people suffered enough?”

      • Ken M

        I wonder if FLOTUS will be joining POTUS. Love to see her promoting more heels.

        • Treant

          “Heels from Ivanka, Donald girl from early wife. Buy now in store.” –Melania Trump, speaking from the sheeted-off “children’s ward” of the makeshift hospital in San Juan

        • UrsusArctos

          Her “Tropical fashion” line of pasties and merkins.

      • William

        You know how unreliable German cell phone service is. It will take days for a call to get through.

  • Adam King

    Ugh.

  • Ken M

    Crystal Griner…….who?

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/mjs_DC/status/913399197713477632?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
    Labor unions are about be gutted.
    Anyone WWC or labor union member who voted for Trump thinking he would bring back jobs etc.
    You just ensured your future will be soup kitchens and seven day work weeks where if you get sick etc., you’re simply fired.

    • Mike C

      I hope they start with the police unions.

      • Ninja0980

        Me too.
        They wanted Trump, they got him.
        May they suffer with him.

    • Daveed_WOW

      We knew that. I hope they enjoy their new future immensely because that’s what they asked for.

    • jimbo65

      It’s like the scorpion and the frog.

  • boatboy_srq

    Perhaps now that he’s had some lifestyle-saving healthcare paid for by his cadillac-plan insurance, and had a lesbian of color protect his sorry hide long enough for him to receive that care, he’ll soften a bit on the anti-ACA/anti-LGBT positions.

    After all, Saul of Tarsus was persuaded to stop stoning Jewish heretics (aka Christians) by not dissimilar events. One can hope.

    • Silver Badger

      Don’t hold your breath.

  • Bryan

    Hard pass.

  • kaydenpat

    And he can go back to being a horrible Representative. Nice.

  • Tiger Quinn

    Pro gun nut who got shot returns to work and is treated like the Second Coming. I’m glad you didn’t die. Quit sucking off the first responders and think about how you got in this position in the first place.

  • Max_1
    • Beagle

      Um, the Ds controlled both Houses in 2009. The Rs only took the House in 2011.

      Now, what the Rs did to the deficit and the debt when they controlled the White House from 2001-2009, and both Houses of Congress for a majority of that time — THAT was an explosion.

  • HZ81

    Sure he got a warm, white welcome from his racist GOP pals.

    • Lazycrockett

      Then they all went outside and started a nice fire using 2 pieces of wood.

      • Silver Badger

        You lost me there. What did I miss?

        • KarenAtFOH

          A cross.

  • shellback

    Yeah! Another FUCKING NAZI.

  • Max_1
    • Silver Badger

      It is a greater threat because of their access.

    • The_Wretched

      The white nationalism / cristian militia + etc types have a bigger death toll in the US. They are real threat.

  • Max_1

    Scalise, “They’re part of our family…”
    Incorrect, mr ‘I’m the next David Duke.”
    They were doing their job to protect your life.
    Not even your penile extender could do that for you on that day you scum…
    … And THAT is what you can now go fuck your wife with.

  • Kenster999

    I see a lot of comments here criticizing Scalise for not thanking Crystal. If you watch the second thing embedded above (ie, the first video), you’ll see that Scalise says that Crystal couldn’t be there yesterday.

    However, I’ll also note that Scalise said that he and his wife treat both David and Crystal as members of their family since those agents are always with them. But clearly he doesn’t support gay rights. What a sh*tty way to treat a “member of your family.”

  • jimbo65

    Am I missing something? I thought it was a black lesbian officer who shot the shooter. No thanks for her? Of course not.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Selective memory.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Welcome back, glad you’re on your feet again. Now, let me return to hating you and fighting everything that you stand for.

  • cleos_mom

    If the Republikkkans could undo that shooting, not a snowflake’s chance in hell they would. Juicy fruit of the propaganda tree.

  • MonochromeMouse

    Shame he didn’t die. Hopefully there are clots or infections or something that didn’t get caught by the doctors.

    • Susan Rosenthal

      Scalia has a terrible record, and he sure took advantage of the health care he would deny others. However, comments like yours are inappropriate and will only be used against gays.

      • MonochromeMouse

        their side makes shit up if they can’t find something to use against us anyway, I’m done taking the high road, I wish nothing but death and misfortune on ALL republicans and nothing is going to change my mind on that.

  • kareemachan

    I’m glad to see he is doing well. Nobody deserves to be shot in such a cowardly manner. Not even if you have darker skin and the coward is a cop.

  • askDominick

    Fuck Steve Scalise. Fuck him before he was shot and fuck him after being shot:
    Authored constitutional amendment to “protect” marriage.
    Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.
    Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes.
    Sponsored national cross-state standard for concealed carry.
    Sponsored loosening restrictions on interstate gun purchases.
    Sponsored validation of concealed-carry permit to all other states where legal.

  • Helen Damnation™

    You would think such a life-changing tragedy would be a heart and mind changing event to the victim; we can only hope Scalise will now understand the importance of healthcare for everyone.

  • Dayglo

    Glad to see he’s back. Back to the business of destroying our democracy.

  • Ore Carmi

    Where will he fall now on the issue of gun control? I’m holding my applause.