Twenty-seven Democrats and 44 Republican members of Congress will take the field for the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity on June 26 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
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Notable politicians who plan to play include Republicans Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York and, of course, Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana. (RELATED: AARP And Drugmaker Lobby Battle It Out Over Trump Administration Rule Aimed At Helping Seniors)
Scalise was shot when a gunman opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball practice in 2017. Five people were wounded, and Scalise was hospitalized for months, undergoing multiple surgeries after being shot in the hip.
Arkansas Rep. Bruce Westerman (L) and Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise (R) practice for the congressional baseball game on June 20, 2019. Image courtesy of Bruce Westerman and Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
Now Scalise is hoping to start at second base once again after playing in the 2018 game, which the Democrats won 21-5.
“When I think about that day two years ago, there were dark days when I wasnt sure if I was going to make it. I wasnt sure if I was going to be able to walk again. But throughout that whole time, just the constant flow of prayers, the love and the support, it was incredibly powerful. … I still have a lot of emotions, but a lot of special feelings for the friends, the heroes, the miracles, and all of you who prayed, who just said, Even if we dont know this guy, were praying for him and we want him to get better. And I am better; I keep getting better every day,” Scalise said in a statement ahead of Wednesdays game.
The congressional baseball game offers Republicans and Democrats a chance to cross party lines for a good cause. The event will support charities like the Washington Literacy Center, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.
The Democrats pose with the Roll Call Trophy after beating the Republicans 21-5 in the Congressional Baseball Game on June 14, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images)
The following Democrats are set to play:
- Pete Aguilar (California-31)
- Colin Allred (Texas-32)
- Nanette Diaz Barragan (California-44)
- Salud Carbajal (California-24)
- Tony Cardenas (California-29)
- Gil Cisneros (California-39)
- TJ Cox (California-21)
- Mike Doyle (Pennsylvania-18)
- Ruben Gallego (Arizona-7)
- Jimmy Gomez (California-34)
- Jared Huffman (California-2)
- Hakeem Jeffries (New York-8)
- Dan Kildee (Michigan-5)
- Mike Levin (California-49)
- Tom Malinowski (New Jersey-7)
- Joe Morelle (New York-25)
- Chris Murphy (Connecticut-senator)
- Jimmy Panetta (California-20)
- Bill Pascrell (New Jersey-1)
- Ed Perlmutter (Colorado-7)
- Dean Phillips (Minnesota-3)
- Cedric Richmond (Louisiana-2)
- Raul Ruiz (California-36)
- Linda Sanchez (California-38)
- Greg Stanton (Arizona-9)
- Tom Suozzi (New York-3)
- Marc Veasey (Texas-33)
The following Republicans are set to play: