Before the event, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters, "Tonight we will go to the game, play our hardest, but we will all be Team Scalise". But our fears were unwarranted.
Partisan politics paused for a day as Capitol Hill united in prayer for those injured in Wednesday's attack. Three others were also treated for injuries.
"We are united in our anguish. He is grateful for the fearless actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues", his office revealed in a previous statement. We don't want to sit with the Republicans at all. But there is one image in particular that this House should keep.
Meanwhile, the Democratic baseball team practicing nearby stopped and prayed in the dugout upon hearing the news. "It reminds you of how vulnerable we can be". "We had nothing to fight back with but bats".
The pregame ceremonies were extensive and, at times, emotional. "ONE FAMILY", proclaimed a sign in the crowd. These were our brothers and sisters in the line of fire.
The House has returned to business after a gunman fired at a baseball practice, critically injuring a top Republican lawmaker and wounding several others.
Ryan delivered an emotional address in which he called on Republicans and Democrats to "come together, to lift each other up, and to show the country - to show the world- that we are one House, the people's House, united in our humanity". The people's House-united in our humanity.
"He always talked about becoming a police officer, and I remember when he first shared that he was working in Washington, D.C., and that he was a police officer he was so proud", Brooks said.
The annual Congressional Baseball Game pits Republicans against Democrats, but this year the focus has turned to showing unity in the wake of the shooting.
But Young Americans for Liberty member Sean Themea, who was proudly sporting an "I Stand with Rand" t-shirt that he purchased a C-PAC 2015 (which means it's "vintage", he explained), said he'd been encouraged by the responses he's seen to the tragedy from both sides of the aisle.
On Wednesday, speaking on the Senate floor, Sanders condemned the "despicable act" and added, "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society".
The shooter was killed by police officers whose work won praise from Trump in his remarks.
Tributes are pouring in for Griner and fellow officer David Bailey from grateful lawmakers who believe they prevented a mass casualty incident that day. They declined to say what had sparked Pence's decision to hire an outside lawyer and referred all questions concerning the Russian Federation investigation to Cullen's office.
Wednesday morning, as Republican lawmakers were practicing for the game, a lone gunman opened fire, striking Scalise in the hip and hitting a congressional staffer for Rep. Roger Williams, Zach Barth; lobbyist Matt Mika; and Capitol Police Agent Crystal Griner. He also briefly chatted with Capitol Police officers. "I've had threats and most members I know have had threats". America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this bad shooting. She endorsed the idea of having Capitol Police at all future practice sessions -- a notion she characterized as "self-evident" in light of Wednesday's shooting. "Their sacrifice makes democracy possible". We also commend the fearless first responders from Alexandria Police, Fire and Rescue who rushed to the scene. "Steve loves this country and his service does credit to the people of his state and the people of this nation". "God bless the Capitol Police for being there".