GOP Rep Steve Scalise Shares How He Made It Back To Congress With ‘Fox & Friends’

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Nick Givas Media And Politics Reporter

Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise gave “Fox & Friends” a tour of the capitol building Thursday and shared some inside stories of how he made it back to Congress after being shot in June 2017.

“This was a special day. The day I came back to Congress September of last year after three and a half months in the hospital. Working really hard to rehabilitate, learn how to walk again so I could be able to walk into that house chamber again and just see my colleagues and get back to work,” Scalise told Fox. “It was one of the most special days of my life.” (RELATED: Steve Scalise Slams Mainstream Media For Mocking The Power Of Prayer)


Scalise said he often has to balance representing Louisiana with representing the entire country as majority whip.

“I’m a conservative. I came up to Congress to try to help get this country back on track,” Scalise added. “You actually get to be in the room for a lot more of the decisions. My primary job is to represent the people of southeast Louisiana. But then I also, of course, want to help make this a better country, fix the problems that we have.”

“I love my job,” he concluded. “To be able to work with this president and to know that what we’re doing is going to help change this country for the better and solve problems and help people have more opportunity. That pumps me up. When you love what you are doing, every day is a great day.”

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