Remember when Steve Scalise was shot and almost killed? You might not, because the mainstream media dropped the story like a hot rock once it became clear that his attempted murderer was a Bernie Bro named James T. Hodgkinson. They couldn’t blame right-wingers or the NRA or any of the other usual villains, so they just let the story fade away. Politicians who survive assassination attempts are only important if they’re Democrats.
Nonetheless, the following is great news. Kyle Cheney and Rachael Bade, Politico:
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, seriously wounded by a gunman’s bullet in June, is returning to Congress Thursday.
It’s Scalise’s first time in the Capitol since he took a bullet to the hip while practicing with the Republican congressional baseball team in Alexandria, Va. The shot shattered bone and tore through muscles and organs, leaving Scalise on the brink of death.
And then you have to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the story to learn that it was an attempted political assassination. What was the motive? Politico doesn’t say. What was the shooter’s name? Politico doesn’t say. It’s not important. It doesn’t help them get what they want. So, the bullet just fired itself somehow. For no specific reason.
Glad you’re on the mend, Rep. Scalise. All the best.
I’m back. pic.twitter.com/vuqYQorM6U
— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) September 28, 2017