Watch Steve Scalise and Paul Ryan’s emotional reunion on Capitol Hill

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is back at work on Capitol Hill. Scalise received a rousing ovation on the House floor Thursday on his return to Congress, more than three months after he was shot at a baseball practice.

“CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell sat down with Scalise for a “60 Minutes” interview, just minutes before his address. Our cameras captured his emotional reunion with House Speaker Paul Ryan.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (left) reacts after seeing House Majority Whip Steve Scalise back on Capitol Hill more than three months after he was shot at a baseball practice.

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“Mr. Speaker! Back!” Scalise said with a loud laugh.

“It’s just so good to see you,” Scalise said, as Ryan embraced him. “Man, oh, man. It’s been a long time.”

“This is just great. I’m sorry,” Ryan said, overcome with emotion. He also embraced Scalise’s wife, Jennifer. 

“We cried a lot of tears in the hospital in those first few days,” Scalise said.   

House Speaker Paul Ryan embraces House Majority Whip Steve Scalise during Scalise’s interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell for “60 Minutes.”  

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“Thanks for helping us kind of — I know you worked with my staff a lot to make this day work. And it’s gonna be a special day,” Scalise told Ryan.
 
“It’s just — it’s — this is just incredible. This is — you look so good,” Ryan said. “You look so good, man. Oh.”
 
“Thanks,” Scalise responded.
 
“Do you remember the first time you came to see him?” Jennifer asked.

“I do,” Ryan said.
 
“And he opened his eyes,” Jennifer said.
 
“I do. I remember that,” Ryan said. Scalise said he remembered as well. 

“Do you actually remember that?” Ryan asked.

“There weren’t many I remembered. You, Pence came. We actually –” Scalise said.
 
“Remember we were holding his hands, and then you…

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