Republicans won 10-0
Sanchez vulgar gesture comes five years after a left-wing terrorist tried to assassinate Republican lawmakers at one of the practices leading up the game. The terrorist shot five people, including Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), but fortunately the only person who was killed was the terrorist.
“5 years ago my colleagues & I were attacked playing baseball—because we’re Republicans,” Scalise wrote on Twitter. “We didn’t let it stop us then & nothing will stop us now. It’s been a long journey, but tonight we play the Congressional Baseball Game—5 years stronger.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said during a 2018 interview that the media largely ignored a key detail from attack, that the terrorist was yelling “this is for healthcare!” while he was shooting. “He also had a list of conservative legislators, Republicans, in his pocket that he was willing to kill,” Paul added.
Several leftist climate protesters were arrested at the game for blocking one of the entrances.
“A message from U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger ahead of tomorrow’s Congressional Baseball Game for Charity,” U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger told Fox News. “We are aware that demonstrators are planning to protest political issues at the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. Our mission is to protect the Members of Congress during this family event, so we have a robust security plan in place.”
— Jeremy Art (@cspanJeremy) July 29, 2022
Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA) flips off the Republican dug out. Her team got blown out 10-0.pic.twitter.com/CgPOaEsLs4
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 29, 2022