The spouses of members of Congress have come together with some acts of kindness to help House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's family while he remains in the hospital after last week's shooting at the Republicans' congressional baseball practice.
A source with knowledge of the plans told the Washington Examiner that North Carolina Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry's wife, Giulia, coordinated and arranged for fellow spouses to provide daily lunches and dinners for Scalise's family.
McHenry, R-N.C., is also hosting a blood drive on Capitol Hill for his colleague and other victims of the shooting, according to Politico.
Scalise, R-La., remains hospitalized in intensive care after he was shot through the hip Wednesday during an attack on congressional Republicans, who were practicing for the annual congressional charity baseball game.
The Louisiana congressman's family said in a statement Saturday that Scalise is in serious condition and continues to improve.
"He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones," the statement read. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers."
A gunman, identified as James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers, congressional staffers and lobbyists practicing in Alexandria, Va., last week.
The shooter criticized President Trump and Republicans on social media and in letters to his local newspaper. The 66-year-old man was upset about the results of the election and, according to reports, was carrying with him a list of Republican lawmakers when he began shooting.
Hodgkinson died after exchanging fire with members of Scalise's security detail.
When Scalise arrived at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday, doctors said he was in "imminent risk of death."
Three others were also shot, including congressional staffer Zach Barth, Capitol Police special agent Crystal Griner and Tysons Food lobbyist Matt Mika.
Mika's family announced Saturday he is expected to fully recover from his injuries.