Congressional Baseball Game Is An Annual, Bipartisan Tradition

On Wednesday, a gunman opened fire at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., where GOP lawmakers were practicing for the upcoming Congressional Baseball Game. At least five people were reportedly shot at the scene including Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip. The assailant was shot by Capitol Police and taken to a hospital, but died of his injuries Wednesday morning, according to President Donald Trump.GOP House members were on the field participating in an early morning practice for the Congressional Baseball Game, an annual charity baseball game that’s set to be played at Nationals Park on Thursday. The game is a tradition among lawmakers that dates back to 1909. “Every year, with a few interruptions, Senate and House members of each party team up to settle scores and solidify friendships off the floor and on the field,” according to the game’s website. “Members usually sport the uniform of their home states and districts, and although proportional representation is not required, elected officials of many states play to win every year.”

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