Rep. Brooks Shares Message of Unity and Bipartisanship Following Congressional Baseball Game
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) joined CNN this morning to reflect on the Congressional Baseball Game played last night and the tragic shooting this week at the Republican baseball practice. Brooks emphasized the need to better communicate a message of unity and bipartisanship to the American people.
In last night’s Congressional Baseball Game, Brooks wore a #11 Grissom High School uniform, similar to the one he donned as a former all-city Grissom outfielder, in addition to wearing a gold LSU cap to honor Congressman Steve Scalise. Brooks started in right field and properly fielded the one ball that came his way. With their 11-2 victory, the Democrats now lead the series 40-39-1. Despite their victory, the Democrats were kind enough to give this year’s trophy to the Republicans and Steve Scalise while he recovers in the hospital.
A record 25,000 people showed up to the ball field to express their support and continued prayers for Steve Scalise, Matt Mika, Crystal Griner, David Bailey, and Zach Barth.
Congressman Mo Brooks said, “I hope the American people will please understand that while we have these vigorous debates, and while strong words are often used to express the positions that we hold, after we have been in that arena, we can go out and have lunch together, our spouses and the Congressman can go on trips together, and we can have really good times. So you’ve got two different personalities and overall the relationship between the Republicans and the Democrats is quite good on a social level and on a personal level. Now granted we have disagreements on the policy issues, and we have got to get the American people to understand that this vigorous discourse is a part of having a Republic, and it has preserved us well and done us well as a country now for over 230 years.”
For high resolution photos from the game, click HERE.