Capitol Police Officer Wounded in GOP Shooting Throws Out First Pitch at Congressional Baseball Game (Video)
Multiple witnesses to Wednesday morning’s terrifying GOP baseball shooting have said the quick response by the security detail of Rep. Steve Scalise was the only reason nobody was killed by a deranged gunman.
On Thursday night, the annual Congressional baseball game went on as scheduled at Nationals Park. Appropriately enough, a member of that security detail was given the honor of throwing out the first pitch.
Capitol Police Officer David Bailey suffered a non-gunshot injury after charging onto the field as shots rang out early Wednesday morning. Prior to Thursday’s game he hobbled to the mound on crutches, where he was presented with the game ball by MLB executive Joe Torre and given a thunderous ovation from the crowd of 20,000. He then threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Roberto Clemente Jr.
Take a look:
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The Democrats wound up winning the game 11-2, but they presented the game trophy to their Republican colleagues in honor of Rep. Steve Scalise.
Overall the event was marked by unity and bipartisanship. It’s a shame it takes a tragedy to make people stop squabbling and see the bigger picture.
Hat Tip – [MLB.com]