House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s ongoing recovery inside a Washington hospital after a shooting earlier this year is often a sign that “our prayers will be answered,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said within the interview that aired Wednesday morning.

Scalise was amongst five people injured June 14 each time a gunman opened fire for a gang of Republican lawmakers practicing to the annual congressional baseball game, that is literally overnight. Many whip was one of the primary to become hit and sustained most of the worst injuries, suffering a pierced hip, severe bleeding and trouble for his body organs.

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The gunman, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, was shot within the scene and later died.

During a conversation with Ryan that is taped last Monday, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade was capable of go to the GOP House leadership meeting, when the speaker said Scalise’s seat near the head with the conference table has been kept empty since shooting.

“This the place he normally sits. We’re keeping his seat below vacant until he returns,” Ryan said, gesturing into the empty seat to his right. “Most individuals go to observe him or we’ve spoken with him. And he’s making a good recovery. So we’re just C our prayers will be answered.”

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) added: “I have known Steve Decade before he ever came. That is one of the strongest men you’ll ever meet. Extremely tough obstacle, having said that i only agreed to be with him on Friday. Even the doctors will advise you how strong he’s completed all of this.”