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Congressmen take the diamond a day after baseball field attack

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 00:52

Members of Congress take a knee ahead of the first pitch in the annual congressional ballgame between Republicans and Democrats. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republicans and Democrats took a knee on Thursday (June 15) night at the Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., to honor a senior Republican House leader and several others who were shot on Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia preparing for the annual congressional ballgame. Republican Representative Steve Scalise and three others were wounded when a man identified as James Hodgkinson, 66, from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, opened fire on the lawmakers. The others wounded were a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist. The victims were practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game charity event, where Senate and House members from both parties face off together. The event has raised $600,000 for the Boys and Girls Club, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and the Washington Literacy Center, according to several lawmakers and event organizers. The game at Nationals Park may be one of the last vestiges of cooperation between the two sides in the nation's capital, where some believe partisan politics is at an all-time high.

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Congressmen take the diamond a day after baseball field attack

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 00:52