A ballgame of unity, spirit, friendly rivalry, won by Dems

US lawmakers returned to regular business on Thursday and prepared to play their annual charity baseball game, one day after a man who had expressed anger toward President Donald Trump opened fire on Republican legislators, leaving a senior congressman in critical condition.

On Twitter, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, blamed the shooting on "the leading cultural voices of the Left", but such political rhetoric was mostly drowned out by calls for unity and prayer.

When the members of the Republican team were announced at Nationals Park, mention of Mr Scalise's name drew a standing ovation from the areas designated for Republican, Democrat and nonpartisan fans alike. The crowd chanted "USA!

We also praise special agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey of the Capitol Police for their heroic deeds that saved so many lives".

President Trump delivered a videotaped statement, saying, "we will not be intimidated. the game will go on". The shooter died after exchanging gunfire with police.

Those who witnessed the attack say a lone gunman armed with a rifle opened fire on the Republican lawmakers as they warmed up and took batting practice.

During the ball game, Ryan and Pelosi even did their first ever joint interview, telling CNN's Jake Tapper that they are all fighting for the same person.

The game is one of the most anticipated events of summer in the capital, with Democrats and Republicans splitting the 79 games that have been played over the years 39-39, with one tie.

Rep. Roger Williams of Texas, taken away in a stretcher with an injured ankle from the chaos in Virginia, hobbled around the third-base box Thursday night, coaching the GOP team as planned, with his crutches set aside.

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at Wednesday's practice and gave medical help after the shooting, said it would have "been awful" if the game had been canceled, and said Scalise would want it to go on.

Every year, with a few interruptions, Senate and House members of each party solidify friendships off the floor and on the field.

Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said two law enforcement officers were believed to be among the others shot. "He remains in critical condition but has improved in the last 24 hours", the hospital said in a statement.

The congressional baseball match pits Republicans against Democrats.

Scalise sustained serious injuries as the bullet traveled through his pelvis and injured internal organs.

The named congressmen are all conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus, and the list appears to confirm that the shooting was not random but a premeditated attempt to assassinate the politicians.

"I had no idea this was going to happen, and I don't know what to say about it", she said with difficulty, through tears.

"I hope he's in good enough shape to watch, because he'll certainly feel good about what he sees", Flake said.

It is a rare and genuine opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to put their divisions aside and show those gathered in the stadium and watching across the United States, that they are not just politicians - they are people and players. Republicans and Democrats play one another in annual event, which raises funds for charity.

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