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WATCH LIVE: Lawmakers play in Congressional Baseball Game

Greg Nash

Lawmakers will play in the annual Congressional Baseball Game Thursday night at Nationals Stadium after a gunman opened fire on congressional Republicans practicing in Northern Virginia early Wednesday morning.

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-L.a.), and four others were injured during a shooting at a practice for the game. Scalise has undergone three surgeries since the shooting. The shooter died from his injuries.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced Wednesday that the game would go on despite the incident.

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The Congressional Baseball Game has been played since 1909 and is a cherished event for Capitol Hill. Republicans and Democrats from both chambers face off once a year, with all proceeds going to charity.

The Congressional Sports Charity has already raised more than $1 million for Thursday’s game.

Watch the game live in the video above.

 

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