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Steve Scalise sends Father's Day message

Parmenio Sano | 20 Giugno, 2017, 02:27

The two have enjoyed a long-running ribbing over the game, which Republicans won last year to break a seven-year Democratic win streak.

Democratic and Republican lawmakers occupied opposing dugouts Thursday at Nationals Park for a showdown that provides an annual respite from the day-to-day rancor of Capitol Hill.

It was a truly remarkable moment honoring a true American hero.

"I hope he's in good enough shape to watch, because he'll certainly feel good about what he sees", Flake said. "They're all representing us".

"The problem is that he's got a rifle and they've got handguns and it's not a fair fight at that point in time", Rep. Mike Bishop of MI told CBS News.

"They saved lives, and those lives testify to their bravery and selflessness better than words ever will".

On that day, a man later identified as the attacker approached Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC in the parking lot of the Alexandria, Virginia, ballfield, asking him, "Excuse me, sir, who's practicing today, Democrats or Republicans?" as Duncan recalls the encounter. Players on both teams gathered in the infield before the game for a pre-game prayer. Some have suggested using federal money to provide security cameras in their offices, while others spoke of a need for protection when groups of them appear in public.

President Donald Trump did not attend but sent a video message of support.

Scalise represents the first district of Louisiana in the southeastern part of the state. The others were Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey; Zack Barth, a staffer for Texas Rep. Roger Williams; and Mike Mika, an activist and former congressional staffer.


Once the game started, the unified cheers turned to back and forth applause for each team. Nonetheless, for many fans the competition was more a way to foster camaraderie.

The organization that puts together the game said it had raised $1 million going ahead of the first pitch Thursday night. "If you're a leader in your party, you should be more proud of that, we should respect people for it, not shoot them because we don't agree with them".

"And if leadership can not figure out a way to do it, I'll probably just introduce legislation to try to do it on my own". I just think that this job is important.

FOX 8 News asked about the concept of providing security for each member of the Congress.

Rarely do we tackle the same topic twice in one week. Who is expected to win? "If it's not the Baltimore Orioles, I don't care".

But the night was not without occasional showings of partisan animus. Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said his colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood". Sitting among the sea of blue in the Democrat fan section, Lewis felt he needed to come to express solidarity for the victims of yesterday's shooting.

I talked to Pennsylvania Republican Pat Meehan yesterday.

Democrats bounced back from a loss past year, when the game was played the night after they held an all-night session on the House floor to protest Republican inaction on gun legislation.

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