06/14/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/14/2018 11:11
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) joined Bill Hemmer on America's Newsroom on Fox News this morning to talk about the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity taking place tonight and the bipartisanship the game fosters. Today marks the one year anniversary of a gunman opening fire on Republicans practicing for the game. Davis was at bat when the shooting started.
Below are some excerpts from Davis' interview:
'Today, it's going to be a new day. Last year, it was surreal the day after the shooting to be on that field. Now we're really focused. We want to win again. To have Steve out there, is just going to be a true testament to his will and God's will and his recovery.'
'Most of what we do here is done on an overwhelming bipartisan basis. Being the catcher on the team, I get a chance to make new friends and jar with Democrats who are coming up to bat and I've made a lot of close friendships just being able to have that relationship. And I think that helps us govern, I know it's helped me govern.'
Click here to view the full interview.
Republicans and Democrats will play each other tonight at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. to raise money for charity. The game begins at 6:05pm CT/7:05pm ET and will be streamed live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CongressionalBaseball/.