McHenry to host blood drive for Scalise

House Chief Deputy Majority Whip Patrick McHenry, Rep. Steve Scalise’s right-hand vote counter, will host a Capitol Hill blood drive for his wounded colleague and other victims of last week’s shooting, according to a "dear colleague" notice obtained by POLITICO.

The Louisiana Republican, shot last week during a congressional baseball practice, has been upgraded to “serious” condition after the near-death encounter last Wednesday.

McHenry (R-N.C.) is close friends with Scalise, the House majority whip, and will host the blood drive in his honor as well as for U.S. Capitol Police special agent Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle while taking down the shooter, and lobbyist Matt Mika, who took several bullets to the chest.

The blood drive will take place on Tuesday and Thursday.

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