Shooting will not stop annual baseball game for charity
The shooting at the Republican baseball team practice Wednesday morning left Washington lawmakers stunned and saddened. But they decided it won’t stop Thursday night’s Congressional Baseball Game, an annual bipartisan charity event at Nationals Park.
At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), the Republican team manager who was at the morning practice with his 10-year-old son (he hid under an SUV during the gunfire), said, “We’re united as United States representatives.” The shooting that wounded five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana), would not crush their spirit.
Added Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pennsylvania), …