PJM at the Congressional Baseball Game: Dems Trounce Republicans 22-0
GOP rep: "The Capitol is actually too much like the field with one team against the other and lined up in different spots."
June 14, 2013 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON – Democrats and Republicans came together for the congressional baseball game at Nationals Park benefiting local charities in the nation’s capital.
“It’s fun. It’s a beautiful night. It stopped raining so it’s a good night to see fellow members make fools of themselves, it’s great,” said Republican Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz.
PJ Media asked Chaffetz if the game would help both parties agree on issues off of the field.
“I don’t know. I hope Republicans will ultimately score a run or two – that would be nice to get on the board. Democrats are pretty good at baseball,” he told PJ Media before the game concluded with Democrats winning 22-0. It was the fifth year Dems won the game in a row.
South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott was hopeful the Republicans would catch up from being 8 runs down.
“Never surrender. We’re right in the middle of the game – it’s not over yet. We can still come back,” said Scott during the game.
“It’s a great time. It’s a good charity opportunity to see Congress members, senators giving back to the community; fantastic game. It provides an opportunity for a bipartisan relationship, which is necessary so this is good stuff.”