U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce at the GOP Baseball Team’s practice Wednesday in Alexandria, VA. ScreenShot/LADP
From the Office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce:
WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce attended the GOP Baseball Team’s first practice Wednesday at Simpson Field in Alexandria, VA in preparation for the 2018 Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.
“Last year, tragedy struck on this very field as my colleagues and I were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. A gunman with hate in his heart opened fire on our team to cause harm and to kill. By the Grace of God and with the heroic actions of Capitol Police, we are fortunate to have everyone still here with us today. As I’ve said in my travels around New Mexico and here in D.C. – we cannot expect to grow stronger and create opportunities for people to succeed with disdain and contempt for one another. I’m excited to be back on the practice field today for another season, and I encourage everyone to keep the spirit of the game in mind. Let’s have fun, work together, and raise money for charity,” Pearce said.
Click here to watch Rep. Pearce speak at this morning’s practice.
June 14, 2017, a gunman opened fire during the GOP congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, VA where Rep. Pearce and his colleagues were preparing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.