Baseball followers had been handled to the annual Congressional Baseball Game between Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday evening, hosted at Nationals Park one yr after the sport was canceled as a result of COVID pandemic.
The recreation welcomed a sparse group of followers within the stands who acquired to look at the GOP overtake the Democrats on the sector, 13-12, off a uncommon Congressional Game homer by Florida Rep. Greg Steube. Florida’s slugger popped the pitch deep left, narrowing the Republican deficit to 6-8 within the third. The purple workforce then rallied seven extra scores to narrowly edge out the Dems, nabbing their first Congressional Baseball Game victory since 2016.
In the center of the second inning, the competition was briefly paused to introduce none apart from President Joe Biden as he arrived earlier than the Washington crowds. The forty sixth president, who appeared on the Jumbotron, was welcomed by a wholesome combination of cheers and booing.
Video launched from the scene displayed some real rancor from the gang, stemming from the botched Afghanistan exit, rampant inflation, vaccine mandates and Biden’s pricey $3.5 trillion infrastructure invoice meant to be paid by growing taxes.
Also current on the festivities Wednesday evening was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. According to the Fox News report, the lead Dems’ attendance on the recreation sparked some added critique from former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, calling the cameo a distraction from unresolved worldwide and home affairs.
She tweeted, “The fact that Joe Biden has time to go to the Congressional baseball game but not time to take questions on Afghanistan or see the humanitarian crisis at the border is a disgrace. #DoYourJob #StrikingOut.”
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