GOP congressman asks Trump to attend annual baseball game
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican congressman has asked President Donald Trump to attend the annual congressional baseball game Thursday night at Nationals Park.
Texas Rep. Roger Williams, who is coaching the Republican team, tells The Associated Press that, "I asked him to come, I guess it was last week, I was over at the Oval Office." Asked how the president responded, Williams replied, "He said, 'I'll be there.'"
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Thursday is the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage at a GOP practice in which House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were wounded. Scalise sustained life-threatening injuries but returned to work last fall. He is expected to start at second base in the annual game.
Thursday is also Trump's 72nd birthday.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Halting of Keystone pipeline project impacting jobs in Louisiana
Tiny Tiger fan Maya Whitfield's home gymnastics routine
2021 Baton Rouge Blues Festival rescheduled for September
Governor John Bel Edwards gives updates on the state's response to COVID-19
Iberville schools pushing for on-campus vaccinations