Saturday, 24 June, 2017

Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'

'We Will Not Give In To Fear': Congress Is Still Ready To Play Ball 2017 Congressional Baseball Game to be held 1 day after shootings
Christy Curtis | 20 June, 2017, 00:39

Mr Scalise was shot as he fielded at second base during practice for an annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game. This is a game that's been going on for over a hundred years. And of course this year is different.

Scalise, 51, was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center suffering from a single rifle shot to the left hip.

"I know that he would want the game to be played", said Richmond.

NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis joins us now.

I would also like to personally thank all of the first responders who bravely assisted at the scene, as well as the entire staff of MedStar Washington Hospital Center for their continued excellent care. Will you update us on his condition? He is now in critical condition, but improving. He did have a third surgery this morning.

Here were the five best moments (in my opinion) from last night's game. That includes - when the bullet entered, it traveled across his pelvis. And he has needed several blood transfusions.

Trump and his wife Melania visited Scalise in the hospital Wednesday evening, bringing the injured congressman flowers. This is what he had to say.

"I'm hoping, since it's a charity, we'll have more people than we would have had", Williams said, adding that normally approximately 25,000 people attend. It's been - he's in some trouble.

Because Scalise is a member of House leadership, Capitol Police were present at the field.

DAVIS: The sergeant at arms, Paul Irving, met again with Republicans at that meeting.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi lashed out angrily at such comments. The U.S. Capitol Police officer, who jumped into the line of fire Wednesday to save our elected representatives, walked onto the field in crutches. That's just one more issue.

"Crystal and David have been family to us for years, and we ask that you continue to pray for their full recovery". We sent up some t-shirts and hats for all the legislators that will be playing in the baseball game today in Washington. "It's about Republicans and Democrats". And then it's one of those things that has really built long-lasting, personal friendships across the aisle.

Republican Rep. Gregg Harper of MS gaveled in the session on Thursday, and Rep. Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania opened the morning speeches. He's a pitcher on the team.

Even with lawmakers' determination for baseball bipartisanship, they say competitiveness remains.

Lucee Laursen of La Crosse, Wisconsin, an intern in the capital, said: "It's showing that we might have differences in political spheres but we come together for a good cause". "This is just a continued reminder of how close we are and how close we have to continue to be".

Representatives on both teams chose to go forward with the game, which got underway at 7 p.m.

Each member of Congress was introduced Thursday night, garnering hoots and hollers from the crowd as they cheered on their favorite players. Yet, despite being the clear winners, the Democrats gave their trophy to the Republicans, asking them to place it in Scalise's hospital room. Historically they both have 39 wins, 39 losses, one tie.

With Thursday's game, Democrats have won 40 of the contests over the years.

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