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Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1: Team Scalise

16 Junio 2017, 02:33 | Benedicto Grullon

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1: Team Scalise

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1: Team Scalise

"We're all praying for him", House Speaker Paul Ryan said during the interview right before the game, adding that Scalise's wife "Jennifer and the kids are here".

Republicans Rodney Davis and John Shimkus say they still plan to take part in Thursday's Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.

Those who witnessed the attack say a lone gunman armed with a rifle opened fire on the Republican lawmakers as they warmed up and took batting practice.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Scalise was in critical condition, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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

The bipartisan spirit was present on and around the field before the game. Trump advisers Gary Cohn and Kellyanne Conway spoke to Democrats in their dugout.

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi disagreed, citing a year of venomous talk from Donald Trump - as well as attacks on her in a special House race in Georgia. Many are tributes and prayers for Congressman Steve Scalise.

The Washington Nationals released additional seating in Nats Park to accommodate the demand. In 1917, all proceeds from tickets and souvenirs benefited the Red Cross. "We're united not as Republicans and Democrats, but as United States representatives", Barton said at a joint news conference.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains critical but improving after the Virginia baseball field ambush. The game will allow "everyone in our community to focus on our kids who need us the most, and giving kids a safe place to go after school is something that we can all agree upon, regardless of party or politics". Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who from the floor of the Senate hours after the shooting said he was "sickened by this despicable act". "I was there at the hospital last night, and I hope he's doing better today".

"It's a pretty good time for all, except for the fact that the Democrats beat us so much", Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said on CNN before describing what happened.

On Twitter, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, blamed the shooting on "the leading cultural voices of the Left", but such political rhetoric was mostly drowned out by calls for unity and prayer.

"To the extent that people think this is just a game, they're wrong", Richmond told reporters Thursday.

Bailey walked to the pitcher's mound in crutches and former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre handed him the game ball.

"I think anybody that ever played baseball, the dream was to play in a major league stadium", Richmond said a year ago.

Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC said he had just left the practice and encountered the apparent gunman in the parking lot before the shooting. "I thought he was gone".



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