A moment during the 87th Congressional Baseball Game garnered strong reactions from critics on Twitter.
During the game, Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif) was seen running by the Republican lawmakers’ dugout and proceeded to flip them off.
Watch the video below:
Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA) flips off the Republican dug out. Her team got blown out 10-0.pic.twitter.com/CgPOaEsLs4
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 29, 2022
The moment sparked several reactions.
Republican National Committee Chairwoman (RNC) Ronna McDaniel tweeted, “Classy.”
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) July 29, 2022
Another user wrote, “Super classy by Rep. Linda Sanchez. This is the example [Rep Linda Sanchez] sets for kids.”
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) July 29, 2022
Check out more reactions below:
Bet she didn’t flip off the guy at the hot dog stand. https://t.co/LaaLR3u5aK
— Matthew Marsden (@matthewdmarsden) July 29, 2022
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) July 29, 2022
Such great people. https://t.co/gIFYXcci0v
— Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) July 29, 2022
So classy…what a show of sportsmanship https://t.co/o7UrXsO7wm
— Mike Tobin (@MikeTobinFox) July 29, 2022
Unhealthy leaders https://t.co/dGx0Ba07ic
— ELIJAH (@ElijahSchaffer) July 29, 2022
Republicans won the game against their Democratic colleagues 10 to 0.
She added, “That’s what makes it great that we’re competitive and it’s great to be here and have a little fun.”
Pelosi continued, “Sometimes I coach, sometimes I’m the umpire. I have my point of view. But it’s always fun.”
Sanchez’s moment during the game was not the only highlight.
The Washington Post reported that three protesters were arrested and charged with unlawful entry at the game.
Dozens of climate activists showed up demanding action.
Sourish Dey, spokesperson for the activists, told the Post, “We took in-your-face actions because Congress has failed to take serious action.”
Dey added, “They’ve known about this crisis since well before I was born.”
Mike Tidwell, executive director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and CCAN Action Fund, penned an op-ed for the Post, saying he would be there as a protester.
But, he later issued a statement just hours before the game, as the Post reported.
“We have decided not to protest tonight’s Congressional Baseball Game. Congressional leaders have declared they intend to meet many of our climate and justice demands, so we’ll be attending the game tonight just to urge Congress to seal the deal and to ask Joe Biden to still declare a climate emergency,” the statement said.
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