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As Steve Scalise Fights to Survive, Fusion Declares Him a ‘Bigoted Homophobe’

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) / Getty

Despite House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) being in critical condition after an attempted assassination, liberal website Fusion denounced him on Thursday as a "bigoted homophobe."

"Bigoted Homophobe Steve Scalise's Life Was Saved by a Queer Black Woman," read the headline from Fusion, which is owned by Univision.

"Steve Scalise, the House majority whip who was shot by a gunman who attacked a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, has kept company with racists," Fusion wrote. "He was forced to apologize for speaking at an international conference of white supremacists, and reportedly referred to himself as ‘David Duke without the baggage.'"

"He also authored Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage. Like many of his ilk, he said he was only trying to protect ‘traditional' marriage," the website continued.

Scalise was shot by an Illinois man whose social media feeds show he loathed Republicans and considered them bigots.

"Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co," the shooter wrote in one post.

The Louisiana Republican is still in critical condition in a Washington, D.C. hospital room. Conservatives on social media blasted Fusion for attacking Scalise while he fights for his life.